Drum Teacher in North Bristol
Email: [email protected]
I am a passionate professional Drummer and Percussionist with an array of experience in performing, recording and teaching. With a love for educating future musicians and playing at a professional level. I have a strong interest in all styles of music with an appetite for acquiring additional knowledge to further my own skillset.
I have been playing the drums since the age of twelve, turning professional at the age of twenty. With an array of experience touring all over the UK, Europe and the United States with artists such as Marc Ford (The Black Crowes), Jay James (X-Factor/Decca Records), Wille and the Bandits, Eddie Martin, John Paul Gard, Innes Sibun (Robert Plant), Pete Gage (Dr Feelgood) and Jon Amor (The Hoax).
I have studied with world-renowned drummers such as Dave Weckl (BB King, Chic Corea), Shawn Pelton (SNL, Carole King, Paul Mccartney), Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors), Dave Dicenso (Berkley College Head of Drums – USA), AJ Hall (Jon Cleary) and Stanton Moore (New Orleans Legend)
In addition, undertaking studio work with producer Brian Banks (Michael Jacksons ‘Thriller’ Album) and Clint Murphy (Manic Street Preachers). Moreover covering lecturers at the British Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) on a regular basis teaching lessons, in Theory, Styles and Techniques/ Live Music Performance, I am also a fully qualified Yamaha drum teacher (where training is undertaken each year at Yamaha headquarters in Milton Keynes).
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
- Level 3 Diploma in Commercial Music (Awarded a DMM – equivalent to A, B, B at A-Level)
- Foundation Degree (FdMus) in Professional Musicianship (British institute of modern music)
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Iron Acton, BS36 9TN, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online and mobile lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.
“I’ve been drumming since 1979, self-taught and decided it was about time to find out what I didn’t know, transpires quite a lot! Had an initial 30-minute session with Tom who gave me some great basic ideas that I will take away, practice and put into use; have already booked my next 60 min session with him, great location, quality kit, top instruction and useful and relevant to my playing now, should have done this years ago BUT it’s never too late, if you’re just starting out or an experienced player go and see him, you won’t regret it!”
“My 11-year-old son has been taking lessons with Tom Since February. Tom is very patient and explains things clearly and in a way for an 11-year-old to understand. My son loves music and enjoys himself so much that he has now taken up guitar as well as the drums and thoroughly enjoys both.”