BIOGRAPHY

With solid backgrounds in Psychology, Philosophy and Education, Tom Havran has never let his musical interests stray far from his foresights. He is an experienced music instructor of multiple instruments as well as a freelance music composer.

As a native of North East Ohio, Thomas Havran has studied music at various institutions that include Tri-C, Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland State University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is primarily a guitarist but also has experience studying and performing piano, voice, and percussion. Although his background is in jazz and classical music, he enjoys teaching all styles to all ages and abilities. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State, Thomas went on to pursue a master’s degree in education at Hawaii Pacific University. In Hawaii, he had learned traditional ways of life, music, and dance. He also had the opportunity to teach at various elementary and middle schools, perform with instrumental and vocal ensembles, and direct the university band. Thomas is now working towards completion of a master’s degree in music composition as he teaches for local music schools in the Cleveland area.