INSTRUCTORS

AARON ABERCROMBIE


Aaron Abercrombie is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a Bachelor's degree in Music Recording Technology. His musicianship began at an early age as he placed nationally in songwriting, guitar, and drum set competitions before graduating high school. Since, he has performed at a variety of venues including the Chameleon Club (Lancaster, PA) and World Cafe Live (Wilmington, DE) as both an acoustic solo act and as the front man of November Lounge. His years of music theory training is reflected in his performances. Aaron specializes in connecting the gap between the physical and mental aspects of playing music. His students range from complete beginners to advanced shredders. He currently offers guitar and songwriting lessons on Mondays and Thursdays.






James Lipka is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music. He has been gigging professionally for over 10 years as a member of the Ogham Stones, the 1.21, Tractor Jerry and the Mudbucket among others. He has also worked as a pit musician for the Ephrata Performing Arts Center and the Bare Bones Theate Ensemble. Through this wide array of experience, James has gained a working knowledge of many styles of music. He is also an accomplished fingerstyle guitar player. As a guitar instructor, James believes in a well rounded approach to the instrument with an emphasis on music theory, ear training and reading. In addition he has an emphasis on guitar specific techniques and concepts. He is available for lessons Monday-Friday.





JAMES LIPKA


My personal mission statement is as follows, “I consider myself a musical mentor. The instruments are just the vehicle for them to love music and through that process, to love themselves.” I have 33+ years of combined experience. I have played in bands such as; Rombis, Sugarcoat and Jet City Vega. In this time, I have drawn large crowds consistently at The Village and Chameleon Club. My band, Sugarcoat was a multi-state touring band with 40+ gigs in our schedule consistently. I’ve had the pleasure to record a full length album with Obie O’Brien at Blackbird Studios (Bon Jovi, Danny Gatton etc.) As I’ve told parents of inquiring students my approach to teaching makes me unique.I tend to make an investment of myself into my students. I consider myself a musical mentor and not just a guitar/bass instructor.The instrument is just the vehicle for that. I have multiple students past and present using what they have learned, playing in bands.





TIM WHITE


Rich graduated with his bachelors degree in Music Performance in 2013 with a concentration in percussion performance and currently resides in Lancaster PA. He has a grown reputation as an outstanding educator in national competitive performing arts at the highest levels, instructing world class youth ensembles and individuals. His experience has resulted in his participation in several national tours spanning the past decade, working with students of all ages and levels of experience. Rich maintains a regular teaching schedule here at Tone Tailors and is a great addition to the team as he is a perfect fit for students just beginning or coming to advance their skills in drumset and percussion.





Rich Klimowicz


My personal mission statement is as follows, “I consider myself a musical mentor. The instruments are just the vehicle for them to love music and through that process, to love themselves.” I have 33+ years of combined experience. I have played in bands such as; Rombis, Sugarcoat and Jet City Vega. In this time, I have drawn large crowds consistently at The Village and Chameleon Club. My band, Sugarcoat was a multi-state touring band with 40+ gigs in our schedule consistently. I’ve had the pleasure to record a full length album with Obie O’Brien at Blackbird Studios (Bon Jovi, Danny Gatton etc.) As I’ve told parents of inquiring students my approach to teaching makes me unique.I tend to make an investment of myself into my students. I consider myself a musical mentor and not just a guitar/bass instructor.The instrument is just the vehicle for that. I have multiple students past and present using what they have learned, playing in bands.





JOE FUSCIA

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