Greetings fellow musicians and music lovers!
My name is Tom Wanamaker and I am the new Managing Editor here at MakingMusicMag.com. I am both a writer/editor and a musician, so perhaps I’ve finally found my niche!
As a journalist, my experience is considerable. I have written for and edited a plethora of daily, weekly and monthly publications in both Upstate New York and Central Virginia, and have covered a wide variety of beats, including financial services, American Indian affairs, professional soccer, New York State government, and a whole lot more. At some point or another, I’ve done every job there is in a newsroom, from data entry to reporting, and from opinion columnist to executive editor in charge of 15 weekly newspapers.
My musical background is equally diverse; I’ve performed solo and with ensembles/bands of various sizes in and around both Syracuse, NY and Charlottesville, VA. I play, with varying degrees of proficiency, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass guitar, tenor guitar and charango. I come from a family of musicians; indeed, music is a strong and highly important part of my life – so much so that I cannot imagine a world without music! (No – I don’t even want to think about that!)
My goal here at MakingMusicMag.com is to continue to offer our readers up-to-date and relevant information on any and all instructional and instrumentational resources to help us all continue to make music!