Tom is an Ipswich-based freelance musician and music
teacher. He was educated at Chantry High School in Ipswich and went
on to read music at Colchester Institute. When he was younger Tom
played percussion in the Suffolk Youth Orchestra for several years
during which time the orchestra played at both the Royal Festival
and Royal Albert Halls in London as well as many concerts at Snape
Maltings and other Suffolk venues. The orchestra also undertook
concert tours to Spain, Poland, France and Italy.
Tom has been the Musical Director of the Ipswich
Community Wind Band since 2006. As well as conducting the ICWB he is
also part of a rota of conductors who work with the Suffolk Concert
Band. Tom also occasionally works as a stand-in conductor for
rehearsals of the Ipswich Orchestral Society.
Tom is also a private instrumental tutor, teaching
Percussion, Piano and Clarinet on a one-to-one basis. When not
conducting or teaching Tom enjoys performing as a percussionist in
various local orchestras and other music societies.