I am an experienced music professional who is passionate about teaching. I love sharing the wonder of music with everyone! Learning an instrument can be one of the greatest joys in life and I would love to guide you!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Master of Music - The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2016
Bachelor of Music - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, London, 2014
First Prize, The Northwest Guitar Festival Competition, The University of Idaho, USA, 2016
- How much do you charge?
I charge £40 per hour at my studio in South Woodford (Central line).
I am happy to travel to you for lessons for an additional £5.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at my home studio in South Woodford, but can also arrange to travel to you for lessons.
- When are you available?
Get in touch and I'm sure I can find a slot that suits both of us!
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all levels and all abilities. All I ask is that you have a passion for music and are keen to learn!
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare you for examinations, upcoming performances/projects, personal goals or if you just want to play for fun!
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am available for lessons via skype at £30 per hour.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Lets learn together and make some amazing music!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have performed and taught music all over the world. It is my greatest passion in life, well, it is my life. I have performed on many diverse stages including the 2012 Olympics, The London Jazz Festival, The Royal Festival Hall, The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, The Vancouver Orpheum, New York Guitar Festival and many more. I have recorded for film, tv, BBC and CBC. I work with many diverse musicians in many different projects.
I was first prizewinner of the 2016 Northwest Guitar Festival Competition in the USA.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
The University of British Columbia (2014 - 2016)
Dr Daniel Bolshoy,(Guitar)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music (2010 - 2014)
Graham Anthony Devine (Guitar)
Dominic Ashworth (Jazz Guitar)
Masterclasses: Roland Dyens, Judicael Perroy, Carlo Marchione, Ben Verdery, Eduardo Catemario, Jose Antonio Escobar.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have recently returned from North America where I was faculty at The Vancouver International School of Music and The Vancouver Central School of Music. I take on many diverse students who work on many different things. The only prerequisite is a passion for making music!
• Master of Music
• Bachelor of Music with Honours
• Enhanced DBS, completed NSPCC Child Protection in Schools course
• Musicians Union
I've learned so much from my lessons with Tom. We have been working on finger style techniques in solo jazz guitar playing. I feel like I have improved technically and musically.
Tom is an excellent teacher. He is very patient and caring and knows so much about music. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn or improve!
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