Tom Weiser has an extensive background composing, performing (flute, piano, vocals, and drums), and facilitating vocal and instrumental improvisation.
As the lead singer, keyboard player, and songwriter for a Rock n’ Roll band called ‘The Decoders,’ he performed regularly in Boston and New York, and toured Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. Tom studied composition with Pulitzer Prize winner David del Tredici, and earned an MA in Composition from CCNY. He was the lead drummer for a well-known African dance school and studied drumming in San Francisco, New York, Paris, and Brazzaville.
Tom has been leading musical improvisation workshops in New York City since 2001. He has had the pleasure of participating in workshops led by Bobby McFerrin, Ysaye Barnwell of “Sweet Honey in the Rock” and scat pioneer Jay Clayton.