Tom Rule

Tom Tickling the Ivory Keys

Tom Rule has been bouncing around the Middle Georgia area for longer than he cares to remember. He studied piano with Earl Miller at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga [where he won the Collegiate Division MTNA statewide piano competition] and with John Williams and Raymond Dudley at the University of South Carolina. He was able to also squeeze in some as jazz piano study with the fabulous John Emche at USC.  After earning his Masters in Piano Performance from USC, Tom landed in Macon with his wife and family in 1990 as head of the music department at Macon State College.

Since 2003 he has been a freelance educator, musician, multi-keyboardist, studio musician (with credits on well over a dozen albums), writer, arranger, sound designer, computer guru, and basic proof that God has a sense of humor. Among his several jobs at the moment are:

Tom also plays with the Joey Stuckey Band, the Mosely Dixon ProjectGaCabaret, Chris Crider & Friends, and the Bob Huellemier Big Band – but usually not at the same time.

You can learn more than you really want to know about Tom at Much of his music is available at …and you can even pick up some musically sardonic tshirts/mugs/totes/stuff at In short, Tom is a typical musician. He is still an odd duck, and will always be an ardent lefty.

He does, however, really love Pam, his wife of “pritnear” 30 years…and yes, Tom is often tired, but never bored.

He is currently working with Joey Stuckey on an original jazz album to be called MIXTURE – due out in early 2012 on the Senate Records label.

Concerts with Cloud 9 Orchestra

11.19.2011…Winshape Marriage Retreat (Rome, GA)

08.18.2012…”High Five for Mike” Benefit Concert (Birmingham, AL)

06.30.2013…”Let Freedom Swing” featuring Cloud 9 Orchestra (Birmingham, AL)