For me, producing music is a passion that goes hand in hand with my love of composition. I love the thrill of taking a song from a simple idea to a fully realised and mastered recording.
After further developing my music production skills at university, I produced music for TV, film and radio. Examples include music for BBC Devon, award-winning filmmakers 4bi9 Media and various production companies including ROBA and Tree of Arts.
I have taught music production for several years both in schools and privately and provide training (following the Rockschool Music Production syllabus) in grades 1 – 5 with a choice of either Cubase or Garageband. For students interested in a less formal approach non-grade tuition is also available. Other equipment/software is provided during sessions as required, including a variety of microphones and virtual instruments.
Sessions last either 1 or 2 hours and there is currently availability on Monday evenings between 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Lessons take place in my home studio in London Colney, St Albans and the rate is £30 for 1 hour or £55 for 2 hours. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to discuss further.
“As a long time guitar student I was very keen to record and experiment with small pieces and riffs I had come up with.
In just a few lessons Tom was able to take me through the basics of using music editing software (or DAW), applying effective drum beats and guitar effects for my songs and even applying advanced techniques such as audio panning and equalising.
I have now recorded three of my own songs at home and am looking forward to doing more recording and lessons with Tom to improve my capability.” – Steve Allen, student
‘Tom has worked with two of our autistic young people and has been very successful. He has an innate ability to tailor his teaching to the individual which has resulted in both boys progressing at a very rapid rate. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Tom’s services to any head teacher.’ – Trevor Orchard, Head Teacher, Roman Fields School, Hemel Hempstead
I have a current enhanced DBS certificate and a level 3 PTLLS certificate.