By combining a passion for music and a “never stop learning” attitude, guitar teacher Tommy Bush provides a unique learning experience for his students. Going that extra mile for his students is not uncommon for Tommy.

Tommy Bush began his music career in 1976 teaching and performing in North East Florida. Tom studied classical and jazz guitar as a teenager and hung out with Lynyrd Skynrd lead guitarist Allan Collins just before the band hit it big in the early 70’s.

Tom studied music theory and business at Jacksonville University graduating cum laude. Other noted jazz educators influencing Tom include Frank Sullivan, Gary Starling, Mike Gerber, Randy Bernsen, Jeff Harrington, and the legendary Charlie Banacos. Tommy is currently studying improvisation and composition with jazz bassist, Jeff Berlin. A quarter decade of teaching experience helped develop Tom’s versatility in approaching any musical situation.

Tommy utilizes studies on standard jazz tunes, major and minor blues, chord tones, chromatic and scale approaches, sequences, intervals, permutations, upper structure triads, and chord substitution. These approaches are applied to what ever style of music the student wishes to endeavor. Tommy teaches at all levels and all ages for those interested in studying music.

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Meet Tommy Bush

I began teaching music in 1976 and performing in various club bands since 1974. I studied classical, jazz and blues guitar as a teenager, played in local club bands and hung out with Lynyrd Skynyrd lead guitarist Allan Collins and pianist Billy Powell just before the band hit it big in the early 70’s.

I studied music theory and business at Jacksonville University, graduating Cum Laude. Other noted jazz educators influencing me include Frank Sullivan, Mike Gerber, Randy Bernsen, Jeff Harrington, Jeff Berlin and the legendary jazz educator Charlie Banacos. Almost 40 years of teaching experience helped develop my versatility in approaching any musical situation. The following is a letter of recommendation from Charlie Banacos.

To Whom It May Concern,
I have been teaching Tommy Bush since 2004. He has studied guitar voicing and jazz improvisation with me by mail correspondence using cassette tapes and written materials. I have seen that Tommy is a very talented and dedicated musician who always does a fantastic job with whatever comes his way. He would be an asset to any institution of learning.
Sincerely,
Charlie Banacos
Machester, MA 01944

My lessons utilize studies on standard jazz and pop tunes, major and minor blues, chord tones, chromatic and scale approaches, sequences, intervals, permutations, upper structure triads, and chord substitution. These approaches are applied to what ever style of music the student wishes to endeavor. I teach at all levels and all ages for those interested in studying music.

Please learn and enjoy!

Tommy Bush

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