Information About Thomas - High Wycombe teacher - (7 reviews)
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Thomas offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
Professional music tuition for drums, percussion, guitar, ukulele, and music theory from a dedicated touring musician.
Tom is a charismatic full-time music tutor and multi-instrumentalist. He is incredibly passionate in sharing the knowledge he has acquired on and off stage to help inspire and inform each of his students.
Alongside musical tuition, Tom has spent the last 10 years touring across the UK & Europe. He's supported prolific artists such as Tom Meighan (Kasabian), The Blockheads, The Kills, Starsailor, Sunset Sons, The Subways, and Arcane Roots at many prestigious venues. In addition to tour supports, Tom has performed live at most of the UK’s largest festivals including Reading & Leeds, Isle of Wight, Y Not?, TRNSMT, Victorious, Sheffield Tramlines, The Alternative Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Margate Wonderland and Wilkestock to name a few. He's also recorded in professional studios across the UK as both a permanent and session musician at the likes of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, Monnow Valley, Echo Zoo, The Premises Studios, and Livingston Studios.
In addition to touring, Tom has also built strong relationships with a wide range of musicians and industry-insiders. His music has been featured on radio stations such as BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio 2, Radio X, BBC Introducing, Classic Rock, Planet Rock, Amazing Radio UK, and Amazing Radio USA. In addition to radio support, his music has been aired across BBC Sports, Sky Sports, and was even playlisted for the England's Lionesses team.
Tom is a permanent member of east-London desert-rock trio 'The Howlers'. All of their music and upcoming tour dates can be found here: **Web Address Removed**
Tom has been teaching music privately and in schools consistently over the last 8 years. These include Hampton High School in Hampton, St. Joseph's College in Streatham, Smallberry Green Primary School in Isleworth and at West Ashtead Primary School in Ashtead, Surrey. He's had the privilege of working with a wide range of student from different backgrounds and ages, ranging from 4-70. He has also developed a strong understanding of how best to tailor his lessons in order to meet the bespoke needs of each of his tutees.
In addition to offering casual lessons for those looking to play as a hobby, Tom also teaches certified, industry-recognised qualifications. These include the Trinity Guildhall, Trinity Rock & Pop, and Rockschool syllabi. As a teacher, he always sets out to find the most enjoyable and effective method of learning for each and every one of his students. Tom has a strong belief that an open and welcoming approach to learning an instrument is the most beneficial way of bettering yourself. This ensures a bright and enduring interest in music going forwards.
Whether it be casual, graded or specific techniques you wish to learn, Tom always provides a fun and interactive lesson plan. He also teaches the basics of music theory as standard, in order to make musical communication easier and more precise. This is in addition to encouraging your own rehearsal schedule and personal goals. That way, the results you want to see can be achieved in the quickest and most enjoyable way possible.
All of the above experience has allowed Tom to reinvent and reinvigorate the once traditional and outdated teaching styles of the past. This is shown by his mentorship and unique insights into the music industry, and the realisation of modern musical expectations that are required of professional musicians today. His teaching emphasises enjoyment, live performance practises, effective rehearsal planning, and strong personal discipline.
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Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- EduCare (2018) - Child Protection In Education (Music) (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Walton High School Sixth Form (2011) - C in A Level Music (School) (✔ On File)
- Walton High School Sixth Form (2011) - B in A Level Performing Arts (School) (✔ On File)
- Walton High School (2009) - A in GCSE Music (School) (✔ On File)
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Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm really enjoying our lessons and I'm glad that you're enjoying them too. You're a pleasure to teach! All the best, Thomas
Thank you so much for your feedback - I'm really glad that your son is enjoying his lessons! He's a pleasure to teach and a very attentive student and I thoroughly enjoy our lessons together.
He's patient, knowledgeable and details what you need to practise to get onto the next stage. You can easily see the progress being made week-on-week.
I'm having a lot of fun and highly recommend.
Thanks a lot for your feedback, really appreciate it! Very glad to hear you're enjoying your lessons and can already see your progression! Looking forward to more lessons together in the future.
All the best,
Thomas is extremely professional, punctual and customises his teaching style well to match the pace of the students. I also note that he comes well prepared and makes the sessions very enjoyable for the child.
Many thanks for the kind words! I'm really glad that your son is enjoying his lessons and is so enthusiastic to learn the guitar! He is a pleasure to teach and I look forward to helping him progress with his playing into the future.
All the best,
Thank you so much for your kind feedback! I'm really glad your daughter is having fun in her lessons and has only gotten more enthusiastic about playing the guitar! She is a pleasure to teach and I enjoy our lessons greatly.
Thomas is an exceptionally great teacher
He always do his best to make sure you understand and learn as he explains things as many times as you need him to and try to put things as simple as possible also he will give you homework base on what he wants you to learn
He very observative and listens well and let you know what you need to work on how to work on it like if you need to be quick or slow down
If he see your struggling to learn something he will come up with a way for you to learn quicker
He is very respectful, polite and friendly
He knows exactly what he's talking about and is very knowledgeable about the instruments he teaches
And her twin sister Louise
I'm really glad you and your sister are enjoying your lessons! You're both a pleasure to teach, always enthusiastic and willing to work hard. The future is bright for both of you!
All the best,
He has a great attitude and he is a very good drummer. His experience in teaching shows in my daughter's progress, which excelled since starting with him. She is very satisfied with the progres and I can honestly say now she is making very steady progress and is very, very happy with what she learns on each lesson.
Thomas is very patient man, understanding and goes the extra mile indeed. I will recommend Thomas to everyone who is thinking about taking up drums. He is one of the best drummer we ever met!