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