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In 6th grade, Tom used two audio cassette recorders and his arrangements of a baroque music piece to record himself playing clarinet on one machine while “bouncing” previously recorded tracks from the other.

In high school, he rented 4-track and 8-track tape machines to record the music groups with whom he played guitar and sung. During college, Tom worked at Chicago's Universal Recording in the late 1980’s and recorded and collaborated with numerous music artists.

In addition to becoming a professional guitarist/vocalist with society orchestras around Chicago, he collaborated with various music artists around Chicago and recorded bass in Nashville on a song on which he co-wrote.

Throughout the 1990’s, Tom freelanced at various Chicago jingle houses and project studios as a sound engineer, music copyist, and session guitarist.

In 1994, he and co-writer Wendy Morgan earned a Billboard Song Contest Spotlight Award for their collaborative song "Any Day Now."

Tom opened his own commercial recording studio, TK Audio, in 1994. Throughout its years of growth, Tom took on more music projects as composer, producer and sound engineer for numerous artists and independent producers. Tom began producing and composing ad music for TV, radio, film, industrials, and internet promotions. At times, he created music for films and played as a session musician for other music producers. Years later, TK Audio was transformed into Level 10 Sound.

In 1999, Tom released his first solo CD of original songs “Another Day in Cowtown.” Afterwards, he started to work on recordings of his smooth jazz compositions.

In 2009, Tom released a music CD of his song parodies “Lighten Up!”. Mp3’s of the song parodies as well as their music-only “karaoke” versions have been selling worldwide from iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.

In 2010, Tom performed classical guitar live on Chicago radio station WFMT along with The Chicago Symphony’s John Hagstrom on trumpet. Some of the music pieces performed included Tom’s own arrangements for solo classical guitar.

In 2011, Tom released his self-made solo classical guitar music CD “Primero.” Phoenix Classical, a division of Phoenix Records in Canada, offered to promote it. Among their compliments were “emotive and expressive,” “excellent performance and production quality” and “very good radio potential.” CD’s and mp3’s of “Primero” have been selling worldwide from iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.

In 2012, Tom released a new music CD of his original rock songs “Love, Cynical.” A new music CD of easy-listening original instrumental music is near completion. Production begins for a second solo classical guitar CD.

In 2013, Tom’s song parody recordings received praises for performance and production from Dr. Demento in Los Angeles.

In 2014 and 2015, Tom scored custom music featuring soundscape guitars for a web site and a rock-blues “Stevie Ray Vaughn” style for a video for Abbott Labs’ large annual meeting.

In 2019, Tom released his album “Drift” of solo classical guitar music featuring the Segovia guitar along with some of Tom’s clarinet playing as well. The songs range from classical to Tom’s arrangements of popular songs for solo guitar.

In 2020, Tom released several original songs and solo guitar pieces as singles on all music streaming platforms and online music retailers. His arrangement and recording of Chopin’s Waltz No. 10 on solo guitar has surpassed 22,000 streams on Spotify along with several other solo guitar tracks.





All my music tracks are available for purchase at all online retailers as well!