Tom Ayer has joined our staff and comes to us with 8 dog years of experience (that’s 56 in people years). Tom started playing piano and organ at the age of 4, teaching himself by listening to others. His love of music continued and at the age of 11, began accompanying for Sunday school. About that time is when he wrote his first composition, a musical setting of “The Apostles’ Creed.” At age 30, he went back to college to formally study music at the University of New Mexico. While working full-time in retail, Tom continued his musical studies and served in Episcopal and Lutheran churches in Albuquerque and here in GA. He has studied with Henry Leck, Joseph Martin, John Clark, and took master classes with John Rutter and Sir David Wilcocks.
In addition to his love of playing, Tom has written several choral and organ pieces that have been performed by churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, New Mexico, California, Kansas, and Georgia.
Tom recently “retired” from music (ha ha) and sold his home in Loganville. He sang with the New Mexico Symphony and continues to sing (12th year) with the Athens Symphony. He looks forward to getting acquainted with all of our members.