Tom May has 50 years of performance which include flute, oboe and saxophone and currently teaches woodwinds. Tom earned a Bachelor’s degree in flute performance from Virginia State University, achieving the distinction of Summa Cum Laude. He has performed in numerous venues around Richmond and has performed on both the east and west coast in bands and orchestras as well as performing internationally. Tom is also a composer. His compositions include an unaccompanied flute solo, woodwind quintet, flute duet and music for a symphonic band. He is also a song writer and arranger. His teaching methods promote the student achieving the ability to play by both written music and by ear. He believes that in order to become a complete musician, you need to be able to do both.