Information About Tom - Waltham Forest teacher
This is how 2 referees rated Tom:
Tom is an award winning Saxophonist who's work has stemmed from recording sax parts for the Lego Marvel Superhero franchise to writing and releasing albums with Edition Records. Other work includes international touring and TV appearances with pop artists such as Tom Fletcher and The Four Tops. Tom has been teaching privately and in schools for the past 4 years. During this time he has also completed the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music teaching qualification.
Tom is a registered Saxophone and Clarinet tutor for Enfield Music Service and has been teaching in schools in the Enfield area for 3 years. During this time he has also taught private lessons to a wide variety of ages as well as teaching at masterclasses at the Royal Welsh College of Music.
Tom has taken Jazz ensembles on 3 placements at the St Marylebone C of E School, and on the Royal Academy of Music’s Junior Department.
Tom completed the Creative Music Leadership course at the Royal Academy of Music which involved assisting with leading all-day workshops to year threes in collaboration with London Music Masters.
In 2016-2017 Tom Attended weekly lectures by Paul Harris for a Degree module entitled ‘Principals of Teaching’.
Tom also visited 15 schools and youth clubs across Northamptonshire through the charity ‘Notivate’. Each visit included a performance by the band, an improvisation workshop and a Q&A session
Tom holds the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music teaching qualification.
Tom has had recent Educare training and is fully DBS checked.
“Tom has been tutoring my daughter Emma (8) on saxophone for about 6 months and the progress Emma has made is unbelievable. Tom is very friendly, plays the saxophone exceptionally and his lessons are always fun. It is hard to find the right tutor, especially when it comes to music, but Tom is amazing at what he does and Emma always looks forward to her saxophone lessons. I would recommend Tom to anyone who wishes to learn to play the saxophone in a fun and engaging way.” - Eva
"10 out of 10. Tom is simply - Excellent. We were so lucky to find Tom and even luckier that he had the time in his schedule to accommodate our son with a weekly lesson. We believe Tom was instrumental in our son attaining successful music college applications - but even more importantly - his lovely, easy understated, non-intimidating rapport with our son is why we give him a 10 out of 10! He offers efficient structured lessons and is very encouraging. Of course Tom’s music theory and knowledge is exceptional… to have the guidance of a Royal Academy of Music Scholarship recipient has been nothing short of a privilege for son! Our son would like to keep carrying on with Tom until he gets to his next step - in order to keep his playing at the ready." - Janis
“My lessons with Tom have been a fantastic propellant for developments in terms of my technical facility, musicianship and developing a unique voice. Having the privilege of guidance from a master musician like Tom has allowed me to develop further and accomplish more than I could've hoped. Tom listens and clearly explains every concept and exercise with clarity, he cares about getting the most out of the lesson time which means you come away with plenty of material to work on. And as an extra bonus it's always a pleasure to hear him play his saxophone.” - Marko (22 years old)
“Tom is a wonderful clarinet teacher, and instilled a love for the instrument in my 8 year old daughter. Patient and kind, we would recommend him as a tutor in a heartbeat.”- Farah
"I’ve been having Skype lessons with Tom on jazz harmony and improvisation for about 2 months – I was only planning on having a couple of lessons at first but quickly became hooked! Tom’s mastery of the saxophone, passion for teaching, and his ability to express even complex ideas in an accessible way make him a brilliant teacher. Our lessons have done wonders for not just my playing but also my confidence as Tom is always so friendly and encouraging, and he will definitely inspire you to put more time into your music!" - Eddie (22 years old)
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- Royal Academy of Music (2017) - 1st Class Hons Degree in Jazz Performance (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Royal Academy of Music (2017) - Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music teaching qualification (Other) (✘ Not On File)