Teaching a young student at my studio
Lesson at a student's home
A short video about my lessons.
I have played in professional blues, rock, pop and covers bands as well as solo in both Sydney and London for the last 10 years. I have taught people of all levels during this time.
In my studio in Bromley I produce tracks, some of which have been used for syncing on prime time BBC programmes.
I'm confident my experience can help you learn and get better on guitar.
I am an RGT-member and I have a criminal check. I have passed the Grade 8 (Acoustic) RGT exam with Distinction (90.5%). I have also passed the Grade 8 Rockschool Bass Exam with a merit and Grade 5 in Music Theory (ABRSM)
Me and my first guitar (1995)
Currently, I have limited slots available on the following days:
Monday - 3.00pm until 8.00pm
Tuesday - 1.00pm until 7.00pm
Wednesday - 3.00pm until 9.30pm
Thursday - 3.00pm until 9.30pm
Friday - 10.00am until 6.00pm
Saturday - From 9.00am until 1.30pm
I've been playing guitar most of my life.
I first played a guitar when I was 13. It was a horrible classical guitar that my Mum, who was a teacher, bought home from school. Pretty quickly I could pick out a few melodies I knew, and I was hooked.
More than twenty years later, I am still fascinated by the instrument, and I really enjoy passing on my knowledge and experience to new guitarists.
I am originally from Australia and moved to England in 2008. I eventually met my now wife and have settled with her and my son in Bromley.
Let me know if I can help
My focus is absolute beginners and beginners but I can teach any level (and any age) of student. The youngest I have taught is four years old.
I will base the lessons around what you need in the style of music you want to play. I provide an email summary after each lesson on what was covered and things to work on.
I have developed a number of courses that are suited to every level (and age of student). For info, click here:
✓ Do you want to learn the guitar?
✓ Have you been playing guitar for a while and are a bit stuck?
✓ Do you want to learn electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, folk, blues, rock, funk or classical?
✓ Do you want to study grades?
I am a friendly Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) Bromley based teacher and I'm confident my one-on-one electric guitar lessons, acoustic guitar lessons and bass lessons can teach you all you want to know about the guitar. I teach all levels and all ages from kids to adults.
Tom has been teaching me for a few months now and I'm delighted with the results.. the lessons have been hugely enjoyable and informative, and I've picked up a new hobby in my thirties!
Tom is great at listening, if there is something you would like to apply to a lesson then he will happily do this, he can take your favourite song and help you to be able to play it within a couple of lessons which is great value for money...I have had 15 lessons and will be having plenty more!!!!
I have tried other teachers in the past and found the experience of one-to-one learning too nerve-racking to benefit from lessons, but I find Tom's calm presence and ability to discern where the gaps are in my ability totally reassuring...
Tom has a vast musical knowledge and the ability to pass it on in a way that makes it fun to learn, and a fun experience. Our 11 year old also started taking lessons and has been improving her musical skills rapidly. She loves that the lesson is tailored for her with popular songs she loves, or new music that she finds cool.
In My Studio or Skype - 60/30 min. Lesson
Price per casual lesson - £35/£18
Price for five prepaid lessons - £30/£16
If you prepay for ten lessons (£300/£160), I will give you an extra lesson for free.
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy.
Unused prepaid lessons may be transferred to other students (however not refunded).
Practice, Practice, Practice (28.7.17)
One thing I try and install in all students, is that the only way to get better at guitar is practice. Whether that is 5 minutes a day for a 6 year old or an hour for an adult. Here is a good video that you might find interesting.