Tom Favell

Tom Favell

Bass, Guitar, Singing & Ukulele Teacher in Manchester

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

Hi, my name’s Tom Favell. I’m a music teacher and gigging musician and I have worked in music education and the music industry since 2004.

I have taught a variety of instruments for several schools, music services, privately and for after school companies. These instruments/areas of study include:

  • Guitar (acoustic/electric/classical/jazz)
  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Ukulele
  • Music Theory (preparation for auditions/interviews/entry exams/GCSE guidance)
  • Piano (entry-level)

Alongside teaching, I have been an actively gigging musician both in the UK and overseas. I have played bass for Princess Cruises and worked as a resident guitar vocalist for TUI in Crete, and I have played countless weddings, corporate gigs, bars, restaurants, music festivals and events.

I feel it’s very important to tailor my teaching to each student, dependent on their ultimate goals and desired outcomes for learning an instrument. I also strongly believe that it’s important for my students to enjoy their lessons and get something out of them every week.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • PGCE in Music (Secondary), Manchester Metropolitan University (2011)
  • Upper Second Class Degree in Ba (Hons) Popular Music & Recording, Salford University (2010)
  • Level 3 Diploma (overall distinction) in Popular Music Practice, Leicester College (2007)
  • 5 GCSEs at A*-C (including English/Maths/Music), Judgemeadow Community College (2004)


1/2 hour£14.00
1 hour£26.00


I offer in-person bass, guitar, singing, and ukulele lessons in Manchester, as well as online lessons to students based around the world. For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Rated 5 out of 5
July 16, 2021

‘Before I started having lessons with Mr Favell, I never realised how much there was to learn about guitar, like different types of scales that I use. Cool!

Charlie McNichol
Rated 5 out of 5
July 16, 2021

Tom helped me to prepare for a music theory exam retake to get into uni. If it wasn’t for his knowledge and guidance, I wouldn’t have got onto the course. Thanks mate!

Joe Shills
Rated 5 out of 5
July 16, 2021

Thank you for being the best piano teacher ever!

Eloise Caldwell
Rated 5 out of 5
July 16, 2021

We can’t believe how far Thom has come in a year and a half. The influence of your tuition Tom has brought him on leaps and bounds. Thank you!

Natalie Hill