Tom Simek

One of my favorite parables is about a ferry-boat captain that helps people cross a river standing their way. I'm fortunate to have worked and studied with many talented teachers and artists from around the world and hope to continue their legacy of inspiring and bringing out the unique abilities of others.

tom simek hiking alaska skagway ak
tom simek hiking alaska skagway ak
Education

2005-2007 State University of New York (Purchase, NY) Master of Fine Arts in Music (Studio Composition) Summa Cum Laude

​​​2001-2005 Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY) Bachelor of Arts in Music (Composition) Summa Cum Laude, John Christopher Hartwick Scholar, Freedman Prize Recipient

1997-2001 Johnstown High School (Johnstown, NY) William A. Wright Scholarship, Drama Club, Wind Ensemble (Saxophone) Varsity Soccer (Captain), Varsity Tennis (Captain)

1991-1997 Piano Lessons (Johnstown, NY)

2007-2008 Giorgio La Pira School for International Study (Florence, Italy) Beginner Italian.

​2011-2012 American-Hellenic Union (Athens, Greece) Intermediate Greek.

2015-. Musician/Pianist (Upstate 518) Ragtimetom, Tops of Trees, Phaque Gnus, Our Secret Love Society, Buddha Clark, Fulton County Family Band, Dead Ahead NY, Potbelly (NY)

2014-15. Pianist/Performer - Ragtimetom, Ski Bums (Breckenridge, CO) Voice artist for audio books and EFL content.

2007-14. Musician/DJ (NY-NY, Florence, Italy, Athens, Greece)

Keyboardist for 2011 Greek Idol Winner, Hazel and the Experiment, etc.

2011-14. Voice Artist/Children’s Song Composer – MM Publications (Alimos, Greece) Studio artist for an English as a foreign language publisher

2007 Dionysus Greek Restaurant (Florence, Italy) House pianist.

2007 Kalua Beach Bar (Mykonos, GR) Beach server, bar tender.

​2006 Central Lounge (Astoria, NY)
Bottle service server, waiter.

​2006 Days of '98 Show (Skagway, Alaska)
Pianist/actor in a historical fiction, musical comedy. 250+ shows in 4 months.

2004 Scarlet East Recording Studios (Albany, NY) Assistant to recording engineer and sound technician.

Professional

Values

People are people are people. I enjoy a variety of tastes and value empathy, artistic innovation, scientific thought and environmental conservation.

Mission

Sharing knowledge and experience to produce a collaborative community of artists and thinkers to assist in social progress and intellectual pursuits.

live musicians playing music
live musicians playing music

Live Performer

20+ years of experience performing at all sorts of venues and events

live band in front of a crowd new year's eve
live band in front of a crowd new year's eve
New Year's Eve 2023

Live with Tops of Trees in Saratoga Springs Pre-Fireworks Block Party

tom simek dj djing athens greece
tom simek dj djing athens greece
DJing in Athens, Greece

At a bar/nightclub in 2013

On Tour in Europe

With 2011 Greek Idol Winner

tom simek days of '98 show skagway alaska
tom simek days of '98 show skagway alaska
On Stage in Alaska

As a stage pianist/actor/singer in the Days of '98 Show in Skagway, AK.