About

I am a full time musician and music tutor based in Wakefield.

My background in music started at the age of 8 with guitar, and later drums. I studied Music at Horbury School and Wakefield College, and further studied Music Technology at the University of Huddersfield. I gained my grades with Rock School and Guildhall, and since 2003 have offered private tuition for both Electric Guitar and Drum Kit.

Over the years I have performed with a range of bands both as a full time musician or as a stand in (dep) musician; from heavy metal, classic rock, jazz, blues, pop, glam rock. My interest in other musical instruments has also grown over the years, taking up some other instrument as a serious pasttime along the way!

In addition to teaching privately in Wakefield, I also teach as a peripatetic music teacher for local schools in the area and am fully CRB checked.

Over the years I have also done a fair amount of busking in Wakefield, Leeds, Huddersfield.

It is my firm belief that we never stop learning as musicians, and I am fully devoted to the tuition I give for any age or ability.

I have taken a hiatus from full time gigging recently, however I still play with bands as a stand in musician. I am currently a member of Wakefield Orchestral Wind, where I play tenor saxophone, and also frequent jazz workshops at Wakefield Jazz.

 

In addition to tuition, Tom also performs live and has been involved with the following bands

  • Asmodia (original)
  • Metallicker (Metallica tribute)
  • Jeepster (70’s tribute show)
  • Motorheadcase (Motorhead tribute)
  • Chewin’ Druids (original)
  • War Ensemble (Slayer tribute)
  • Black Rising (rock covers)
  • YC/DC (AC/DC tribute)
  • Avenged (rock covers)
  • Floydian (Pink Floyd tribute)
  • Slade UK (Slade tribute)
  • Padded Cell (rock covers)

 

Videos of Tom

With a band made up of my students, named the “Box Of Toys” – July 2016