Drum, Cajon, Djembe & Music Theory Teacher in Sheffield
Email: [email protected]
As a teacher, I strive for self-reliance; teaching people how to teach themselves, and with these methods I assure results.
I have performed in numerous settings ranging from large-scale festivals to private events, world-renowned studios, and major venues around the world. I work in many facets of the music industry which have brought me a wealth of knowledge in any style and skill level.
I teach drum Grades from 1-8, stylistic performance, technique, posture, tuning, arrangement, rudiments, composition and song performance – anything and everything.
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
My BA Hons is in Music Performance from Leeds Metropolitan.
Most of my experience has come from my travels, however. I have toured across Europe with major bands as both tech and performer, performed in major festivals, recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis and taught at the Stax Music Academy in Memphis.
|Drum, Cajon & Djembe Lessons:|
|Music Theory Lessons:|
|1 hour, individual lessons||£25.00|
|1 hour, group lessons (3+) per person||£20.00|
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Trinity Street, Sheffield, S3 7AJ. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
”Having always wanted to play the drums but never having the opportunity, I sought out Tom for lessons and I can say I am not disappointed that I chose him to begin teaching me. Tom is an excellent drum teacher, even if he is modest, he always made time for me last minute and was incredibly flexible around my schedule. The lessons were very informal and relaxed and in just 4 hours (8 lessons) we managed to cover a variety of techniques including reading music, basic rudiments and training of the hands and feet, as well as building beats and fills. Tom has given me the confidence to continue pushing myself and has fully equipped me with the tools I need to continue learning the drums.”
”My husband and my 11-year-old son share my interest in heavy, thrash and death metal. We decided we wanted a family activity that we could all take part in. We found Tom who had the same musical taste and was willing to teach all three of us. So we’ve been having weekly drum lessons. We are all developing at different paces and Tom recognises when we need more help and when we are ready to progress. We’ve been covering the basic rudiments and getting started on the right track. Tom is a very talented drummer and a competent and thoughtful teacher. We are all really enjoying our lessons.”
”My name is Thomas and I am 11 years old. I have been drumming with Tom over a year now. My lessons are in Tom’s house which is a warm and friendly atmosphere. Tom breaks things down into smaller bits which help me to pick things up. He gives really good examples and has lots of tips and advice to help make things easier. he is honest about things that I will find hard but encourages me to stick to it, and is understanding when I get frustrated. I really enjoy my lessons with Tom and the time passes really quickly.”
”Tom has taught our son drums for the last 3 years, during which time his lessons have provided excellent musical knowledge and experience across various types of music. His work has been a major factor in the successful development of our son’s musical skills and appreciation, helping him focus on the theory and rudiments as well as developing his listening skills to understand and play along with different styles of songs. His style of teaching has helped improve confidence and develop the appreciation of how to practise, patience and listening can help break down the trickiest beat and how that can then be applied to create your own music.
I can confidently recommend Tom as a friendly, knowledgeable and reliable music teacher and expert in his field.”