Guitarist Tom Torrisi

Tom TorrisiGraduating in 2014 from Austin Peay State Univerisity where he studied with Stanley Yates, Tom Torrisi has just begun his doctoral studies at the renown Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where he was awarded a teaching assistantship alongside Thomas Viloteau of France.

Trusting Intuition

It’s tough to trust your intuition. It’s easily referred to as a flakey source of misinformation and untrustworthy emotions. Because the understanding of the physics behind the guitar are understood much more clearly than ever before there is a temptation (and many luthiers are taking full advantage of it) to claim that the superiority of one’s guitar design is fact - that rigorous scientific testing and the performance of obscure mathematical algorithms have led to the perfect design.