Thomas Flippin

Guitar Teacher

Thomas Flippin

SAA Member


Milford, CT
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Thomas Flippin is a highly accomplished classical guitarist and educator that kids love, and who instills students with the strongest technical foundations.

He holds two degrees from the Yale University School of Music, and a 40-hour pedagogy certification  (Suzuki) from the University of Hartford. He has lectured at Juilliard, Yale, St. Louis University and more. On multiple occasions, his students have received the highest scores in the nation on their Royal Conservatory Music Development guitar examinations; winning National Gold Medals and numerous invitations to perform at Carnegie Hall. On the N.Y.S.S.M.A. (New York State School Music Association) guitar examinations, his students have repeatedly received perfect scores (28/28) and “Outstanding” medals. 

His students have also gone on to be admitted to many of America’s top guitar programs, often with merit scholarships, including: Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music at the New School, Berklee College of Music, Johns Hopkins University, Oberlin, Johns Hokpkins University, The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, The Univ. of Cincinnati College Conservatory, S.U.N.Y. (State University of New York), C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center (City University of New York), Ithaca College & Carnegie Mellon.

Flippin is available for lessons at his private studio in Milford, CT (near New Haven). Lessons involve technique, practice habits, sight-reading, theory, analysis, tone production, ear training, and learning how to express oneself in a fun, personal, and  lasting way through the medium of guitar.