Bristol born and bred, Tom is a professional musician, conductor, songwriter and arranger whose style is vibrant, modern and above all, inspirational.
Tom strongly believes that music can be a positive influence in people’s lives and is a powerful force for good. He has trained extensively in the Estill Voice Model at the Royal Academy of Music in London and uses this knowledge to teach how the voice works and the best way to utilise it.
His own musical life began early, playing the trumpet at the age of eight and during his formative musical years he held the principal trumpet position in several County Orchestras.
Before going on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
Tom has broadcast for radio and television including the BBC Proms and has performed in all of the UK’s major concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the Symphony Hall Birmingham.
In 2008 Tom started a small choir of twenty and by putting himself out there and trying to break down the barriers surrounding access to music, Out There Music Bristol was born.
Tom’s unique skill set enables him to conduct an orchestra, direct chamber, children’s and community choirs from the piano or the podium, work across a spectrum of ages from 7-70+ whilst arranging much of the music for the groups himself. This along with his ethos of inclusivity built OTM Bristol into what it is today.