my name is Tom Guarino and I am a guitarist, composer, songwriter and singer living and performing in the greater Akron/Cleveland, Ohio area. I am currently performing in various clubs and restaurants in the region. I play a variety of
guitar styles including classical, rock, folk and blues. My musical aspirations are
to continue collaborating with performers, music and dance ensembles, and film makers who would like to perform or adopt my music and or guitar playing into their professional endeavors. I am originally from Akron where I started several bands that performed throughout the region. After completing an undergraduate degree in music from The University of Akron, I moved to
New York City where I worked in the music industry as an audio engineer at SIR Studios for 11 years; working with some of the biggest names and talent. While living in New York, I continued songwriting, recording and performing
in the vibrant music scene. While there I completed a self produced CD of
original music titled "Lost Souls." My recording feature some amazing
musicians including: Erik Diaz-Drums, Fabrice Francese,-Bass, and Pam
"Angel" West-backing vocals. Link to CD: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/tomguarino; or contact me directly for a copy. In 2008 I returned to my hometown of Akron and continued performing in
a variety of performance venues, various private and special events such as
First Night Akron.
In 2010 I entered graduate school at the University of Akron School Music majoring in Composition and Theory. I was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistant at UA for three years where I taught and tutored undergraduate and graduate students in music theory under the consultation of Dr. James Wilding.
I also served with Dr. Nikola Resanovic as lab assistant in the Electronic Music (Recording) Studio where I taught students recording techniques and guided
them through their recording projects. I was involved in many performances at
UA including recitals of my original music for a variety of classical ensembles.
I collaborated with the UA Dance Department who choreographed dance
for several of my guitar pieces. I collaborated and accompanied several graduate
level vocalists for chamber music recitals on classical guitar under the direction
of Prof. Stephen Aron. I also performed in the UA Men's Vocal Choir.
After graduating in 2015, I continued graduate studies at UA in advanced music theory, and music technology with Dr. Nikola Resanovic and DAW recording and video technologies with Douglas Hicks. I also continued guitar, piano and vocal lessons.
I have composed for a variety of solo instruments, including guitar and piano, chamber ensembles including woodwind trios, string quartets, brass quintets, mixed ensembles, as well as orchestra. I also taught many students privately for guitar and music theory while at UA.
Please let me know if you are interested booking me for a performance
(public or private); if you have an interest performing any of my work; or would like to commission me to compose music for your project such as commercials or film.
In the meantime, please enjoy these audio and video samples of my music, performed by me and some of the many amazing musicians I have been fortunate
to work with included on this website!
Thank you for you time and interest! Tom Guarino