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 composed and produced music for TV, film and radio. Examples include music for Cannes Film Festival, TV5Monde, 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. I am happy to provide either grade based tuition, using Rockschool’s Music Production syllabus, or non-grade tuition for those who would like to learn for the sheer love of it! I specialise in using Cubase, but am open to teaching with other types of software/DAW.
Using portable but professional equipment I offer outreach sessions (in the St Albans area) that last either 90 minutes (£50) or 2 hours (£60). These lessons can be taught in your own home or in art centres, schools etc. 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.