Thomas M - tutor  

Thomas M
Tutor in Ladywell, South East London

£40.00 per hour

5.0
(4 reviews)
(4 reviews)
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About Thomas

Experienced drum tutor available in London

Hi, my name is Tom and I’m a professional drummer and percussionist based in south east London.
Having been involved in music since an early age I am familiar with a wide range of genres including rock, funk, soul, jazz, pop, latin etc.

I have recently graduated with a 1st Class Degree in ‘Music Performance and Production’ from the London Centre of Contemporary Music (LCCM). I was previously awarded a scholarship and full acceptance to study at Berklee College of Music, Boston, but resided in London as the tuition fees were out of reach.
LCCM has given me the opportunity to study under ‘UK Jazz Legend’ Pete Cater for 3 years and also drummer Richard Brook (ABC, Gary Barlow, Annie Lennox).
I have also studied with many of the top drummers in the industry today.
Some names include: Steve White (Paul Weller, The Style Council), Craig Blundell (Frost*, Steven Wilson), Ralph Salmins (Van Morrison, Robbie Williams, The Waterboys), Ian Matthews (Kasabian), Ash Soan (Cher, Seal, Robbie Williams, Billy Idol, Adele) etc.

The knowledge and experience I have gained from my line of work thus far allows me to teach all styles, all abilities and work to meet the needs of the student. I can also prepare students for Trinity or Rockschool graded drum exams if requested.

During lessons I will provide a practise routine for the student and will allow them to specify what aspects of their drumming they want to improve. From there we will set short term goals and evaluate their progress as time goes on. I have endorsed this method of practise for years and I feel it is the quickest and most rewarding way to gain knowledge and become a better musician.
Hourly rate: £40.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
Your first lesson is protected by our Money Back Guarantee
Lesson cancellation: at least 24 hours notice required

Reviews and References

5.0
(4 reviews)
(4 reviews)

That's the guy you want!

Written by Lef G
I have only positive things to say about Thomas. He is an excellent drum tutor, patient and really professional. He made love the instrument even more! He is flexible and helped me straight away with all the things I wanted to improve. Highly recommended for all levels
Subject:
Drums
Outcome:
He made a better player and musician

Excellent tutor

Written by Dimitris P
Tom is a great tutor! He has the knowledge, expertise and personality for it. I would recommend him to anyone.
Subject:
Drums
Outcome:
With Tom I have developed my playing, sense of rhythm and musicality.

My experience

Written by Eleni M
Thomas is very professional and a great teacher. It took me a while to find the right teacher and with Thomas I learnt a lot in a short period of time. The classes were so much fun and I learnt effortlessly.
Subject:
Drums
Outcome:
Learnt in a short period of time, more confidence, fun experience

Valentini

Written by Valentini P

Tom is one the best drum tutors I've met. He has a great understanding of his instrument and is familiar with several styles. His always giving 100% in his lessons and brings his performing experience in the class. He is friendly and supportive and always adjusts the lesson to my own needs. Highly recommended.
Subject:
Drums
Outcome:
Understanding of different drum grooves and independence.
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Education and Qualifications

University

London Centre of Contemporary Music
BMus Hons in Contemporary Performance and Production for Drum Kit
1st Class

School

Arthur Terry Sixth Form
A Levels
  • Music Technology
    A
  • Music
    B
  • Biology
    C
Queen Elizabeth's Mercian School
GCSEs
  • Music
    A*
  • Design and Technology
    A
  • English Literature
    A
  • English Language
    B
  • Maths
    B
  • Science
    B
  • Religious Studies
    B
  • History
    C

Prizes and Scholarships

Scholarship to London Centre of Contemporary Music
Scholarship to Berklee College of Music, Boston

Other Qualifications

Trinity College London: Drum Kit (Grade 8 - Distinction)
Rockschool Drums (Grade 8 - Merit)
ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory (Merit)

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