I am a session guitarist, music producer and film and TV composer with thirty years experience in the music industry. My guitar lessons are geared towards contemporary playing styles from beginner to advanced.
My teaching philosophy is based on finding a balance between learning the technical aspects of music and ensuring that students have fun and enjoy learning how to play the music they like.
Individual lesson plans are tailored to each student and cover areas such as technique, music reading and theory, ear training and songwriting.
As my lessons are held in a professional recording studio, students can also gain skills in music production and recording.
I've been giving lessons for four years to a small group of students and am now opening up spots for more students. Recently a student of mine has gone on to graduate at the VCA and another student is now playing in the USA as a professional recording musician.
I believe my skill as a teacher is in being responsive to the needs of the student, using my experience as a professional musician to help students achieve their goals.
Students that cancel with less than 24 hours notice will be required to pay the full fee
I have a graduate certificate in Screen Music from AFTRS and a graduate diploma in Composition from Melbourne University's Conservatorium of Music, both achieved with High Distinctions. I am currently undertaking a Masters in Music (Composition) at the Melbourne Conservatorium.
As a session guitarist I have toured Australia with ARIA award winning artists, played with finalists from The Voice and Australian Idol. I have recorded and produced on over forty albums and EPs in a huge range of styles and genres.
As a Composer I have won awards for my film scores and have written music for some of Australia's highest rating TV shows.
I have a current Working With Children Check.
Tom is a music professional and teacher with an immense amount of knowledge to impart. His professional experience across a variety of fields in music performance on guitar, song writing, and music production make him a wealth of knowledge, that his is enthusiastic to share with others.
Tom has an easy communication style, is clear, practical and tactile in his teaching methods.
I can with confidence recommend Tom as guitar teacher as he is able to work in with any learning style and I know that anyone will benefited greatly and enjoyed their lessons with him.
Tom is an easy going friendly teacher, who has a strong desire to see his students improve and succeed. An experienced music professional, Tom has a great ability to be flexible as a teacher and will work with you on what you’re desired goals are. I would highly recommend Tom as someone to learn and improve from.
Tom is an extremely knowledgable teacher with a clear idea of the learning process. He is capable of catering to all levels of experience, and is patient with beginners. Above all, he is a great guy and a lot of fun to learn from!
Tom is approachable and friendly, with a student-focused teaching style. He is positive, very comfortable to be around and always leaves me feeling inspired.
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