Come join us for the Summer 2016 Alfred Piano Teacher Workshop! Explore the newest and most innovative resources to help keep you and your students motivated and energized!


Date and Time:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

9 am to 12:30 pm


Lafargue Pianos

1828 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Metairie, LA 70005


Brenda Lafargue



With over 150 active publications, Tom Gerou is known for the wide variety of his output. His work ranges from the unique library of five-finger arrangements with accompaniments to the very successful Essential Dictionary of Music Notation and Essential Dictionary of Orchestration. His arrangements in the Movie Heroes for Students series and Play Praise series have become staples in piano teachers’ libraries. His work in Premier Piano Course includes Great Music and Musicians and Duets. He is also an author for Alfred's Basic Piano Library Popular Hits, Praise Hits, Top Hits, Greatest Hits, and Patriotic Solos series.

As Alfred's Co-Team Leader for Keyboard and Vice President of Keyboard Production, Tom has the opportunity to combine his design and illustration talents with his experience as a composer and pianist. His outgoing personality also allows him to excel as a popular Alfred clinician, offering special insights into Alfred's latest publications.

After studying music in his native North Dakota, Tom graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, where he received a music degree in composition. He continued his education as a Charles Ditson Scholar at Yale University, receiving his masters of music degree in composition.

The recipient of two consecutive Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for best original theatrical music, Tom has also been awarded an ASCAP composition prize, two consecutive Rena Greenwald Awards, and a Jimmy McHugh Composition Prize. He is a commissioned composer for the 2016 Music Teachers National Association Collaborative Commissioning Project. For many years, he has worked extensively in the dance and theater fields, both as a pianist and composer.