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With over 30 years of experience in the music business as a guitarist, composer and arranger, Tom regularly speaks on a range of topics.

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Tom delivers common sense wisdom about how anyone can secure his or her financial future by adhering to a few very simple tenants.

Tom’s firm, Plectrum Advisers, specializes in the freelance community. He regularly speaks to universities, professional organizations, and professional music communities.

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What Conference Organizers are saying:

“Tom's session gave insight into how success involves knowing how to grow the assets that you already have, in the most efficient, risk appropriate way. We are extremely grateful that Tom participated in this event and contributed so significantly to its success.”

Morgan McKnight, Executive Director, Production Music Conference

'Finance and investing are not commonly discussed with music professionals but are so important to having a successful career in our industry. Tom was able to explain in a way that our attendees understood and related'.

Jay Ashby, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, Oberlin College and Conservatory, Chair of the Jazz Industry and Music Business (JIMB) Opening Day Symposium at the Jazz Educator's Network (JEN) Conference 

Education Speaking Examples:

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Media Coverage:

Tom Rizzo Talks Life As A Session Player with Gary G. Vercelli

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Interview with Mitch Glickman, KJazz 88.1 FM

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Jazz at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

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