Tom is an active member of the National Academy of Popular Music and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. Over the years Tom has accompanied in concert many local artist and bands as well as such notable national artists as the late Harry Chapin. His trips to Los Angeles, Florida and Austin, Texas have further broadened his musical/lyrical horizons. He has designed and built his own digital recording studio and spends most of his time writing songs and arranging the music. He has just recently been awarded a certificate of 'Honorable Mention' for his songwriting abilities for the year 2001, from the John Lennon estate for his song 'Moving On', which appears on his latest CD release titled 'Monkey Love'.