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Tom Ionescu

Music educator based in Toronto, Canada. (MMus, BEd).

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Offering music lessons in:

  • Guitar and Ukulele Performance

  • Music Theory

  • Songwriting/Composition

  • Music Production

  • Music Recording

About Tom

Tom Ionescu (MMus, BEd) is a Canadian musician, recording artist, composer, and visual artist. Over the last decade he has celebrated a multifaceted career as a live performer (Jane's Party, Shad, Dwayne Gretzky, Iskwē, Devin Cuddy Band), recording artist (Shad, Jane's Party, Andrew Hyatt, Ferraro), film composer and songwriter (Akilla's Escape, Barbara Anne, Kim’s Convenience, Burden of Truth, Hockey Night in Canada), graphic artist (Sam Roberts Band, Heavyweights Brass Band, Dwayne Gretzky, Avataar) as well as producer, engineer/mixer and music video director/editor for his own band, Jane's Party.

Tom’s work with Jane’s Party has included five full-length albums and collaborations with Ewan Currie (Sheepdogs, BROS), Leland Whitty (BADBADNOTGOOD), Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo), Shad, Skratch Bastid, and Shawnee Kish among others. His band's original work has earned recognition on radio stations such as Indie 88.1, 102.1 The Edge, and CBC Radio 1 and 2, with multiple singles enjoying regular rotation. The group has opened, toured and/or played alongside Blue Rodeo, Arkells, Sloan, Tom Odell, Sam Roberts Band, Jefferson Starship, Sloan, LIGHTS, and Matt Mays among others.

For nearly 20 years, Tom has taught one-on-one guitar, ukulele, and electric bass lessons to students of all ages at Bloor West Music Studios, High Park Music, Stay At Home Music, Thornhill Music, as well as privately. Since 2021, Tom has been on music faculty at Humber College where he has taught a diverse set of courses in guitar performance, composition for visual media, and studio production.

Tom holds a Master of Music in jazz guitar performance from the University of Toronto an a bachelor of education from York University.

Music Lessons

With over a decade of diverse experience in the music industry, I believe in tailoring my teaching approach to meet the individual needs and aspirations of each student. Whether they're beginners or advanced musicians, my goal is to create a supportive and collaborative learning environment where students feel empowered to explore their musical passions and develop their unique artistic voices. Through one-on-one lessons in guitar, and ukulele, I strive to impart not only technical skills but also an understanding of music theory, improvisation, and creative expression. Drawing from my background as a recording artist, composer, and visual artist, I aim to inspire students to think creatively and critically about their craft.

Lesson Offered In:

Guitar and Ukulele Performance

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced player, regardless of age, you can reach your individual goals, whatever they may be. Whether you aim to strum a few chords by the campfire with friends, or prepare for a University audition, your education should be rich in knowledge and customized to your unique learning style. For young beginner students, starting with ukulele before moving to guitar is recommended.

Songwriting and Composition

Learn the mechanics of songwriting. Demystify the creative songwriting process and understand what makes a strong melody, chord progression, lyric, and arrangement. Open up your ability for self-expression and engage your creative self.

Music Production and Arranging

Whether you want to record your band, demo your own songs, or compose music just for fun, learning how to use music recording and notation software is essential. Learn how to use music notation software (Musescore, Sibelius, Finale) and digital audio workstations (Pro Tools, Logic, Garage Band, Reaper, Ableton, etc.), and apply music arrangement and production techniques to take your music to the next level.


Interested in booking a lesson? Want to find out more information about rates? Feel free to reach out for a free consultation.

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