MM, USC Thornton School of Music
Tom Osuna earned his B.M. and Master’s degree with Honors in Guitar Performance from the USC Thornton School of Music. Tom has 30 years of teaching experience as a private instructor, and over twenty years as a college faculty member, lecturer, and clinician. He served on the faculty of USC Thornton School of Music for 10 years writing core curriculum for degree candidates, East Los Angeles College Music Faculty for 20 years teaching Classical and contemporary guitar, and Occidental College Music Faculty for 6 years teaching Jazz Guitar. He is an expert in the styles of jazz, classical, rock, country, folk, and contemporary music with an emphasis on authenticity. He has taught university preparation workshops for students preparing for music school acceptance qualification, all of whom have been accepted into prestigious Universities. He is an active studio musician, has contributed to many film and television soundtracks, and is a live performer in a wide variety of classic and contemporary styles.
is a noted expert in the guitar stylings of the
1950s, 60s, and classic rock periods.