tommy and mr. plepler at stairway of the stars

I recently updated an earlier post that described Tommy’s performance at Stairway of the Stars at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1981. On that post, I have added some images, and I decided to offer those images on this new post as well. First, below, is a close-up of Tommy taken from the cover […]

mr. mettler and mr. plepler

Tom was blessed with exceptional music teachers and mentors over the years. Two that stand out in my memory are Darrell Mettler and Sherm Plepler, who team taught in the Santa Monica school district. When Tom was a student at Grant School, I went to an early-morning orchestra rehearsal there and I┬áhad the privilege of […]