Information About Thomas - Tooting teacher - (5 reviews)
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Thomas offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
London-based music tuition for Drums & Percussion, Guitar, Ukulele and Music Theory from £30 per hour.
I am a charismatic and driven full-time music tutor & touring multi-instrumentalist with a passion to share the knowledge I have acquired with my students!
Alongside teaching grades privately and in schools, I have spent the last decade touring the UK & Europe supporting prolific artists such as Ian Dury, The Kills, Starsailor, Sunset Sons, The Subways and Arcane Roots. In addition to tour supports, I've 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. I have also recorded in professional studios across England as both a permanent and session musician at the likes of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, Monnow Valley, The Premises Studios and Livingston Studios.
Since moving to London in 2011, I have built strong relationships with a wide range of musicians and have gone on to create music featured on BBC Radio 2, Radio X, BBC Introducing, Classic Rock, Planet Rock etc.
All of the above experience has given me a unique perspective to my teaching style with a large emphasis on live performance, effective rehearsal practises and strong discipline, something that isn’t commonly taught amongst tuition at school.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch or ask me any questions!
I look forward to hearing from you.
I have been teaching privately and in schools for the last 7 years, most recently at Smallberry Green Primary School in Isleworth and at West Ashtead Primary School in Ashtead, Surrey.
I have had the privilege of working with students from a wide range of different backgrounds and ages, from 4-45, and have developed a strong understanding of how best to tailor my lessons to meet the bespoke needs of each of my tutees.
I teach a variety of music both casually and graded (Trinity Guildhall, Trinity Rock & Pop or Rockschool) which include Guitar, Drums/ Percussion, Ukulele & Music Theory.
As a teacher I always set out to find the most enjoyable and effective method of learning for each and every one of my students. I offer a free introductory lesson so that we can get to know each other and set out the goals you want to achieve from the very start.
I have a strong belief that an open and welcoming approach to learning your instrument is the most beneficial way of bettering yourself and ensuring a bright and enduring interest in music going forward.
Whether it be casual, graded or specific techniques you desire to learn, I will provide a fun and interactive lesson plan whilst teaching what I feel to be at least the essential basics of music theory, all the while encouraging your own rehearsal schedule in order to gain the best possible results together.
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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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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!