Tom is an empathetic teacher who students connect with. He always shares his latest advanced learnings with his students, in a way they can understand at their age, in doses they can digest. Tom has managed to make playing the trumpet one my daughter's favourite things.
Not only is Tom one of the best jazz trumpeters in Australia he is also a gifted and talented teacher. He has the ability to impart his knowledge and technique in a way that kids can understand. His teaching style is caring and kind while still getting the best out of his students. My son adores his lessons and has made great progress. I have no hesitations in recommending Tom as a trumpet teacher for all skill levels.
Tom was able to build a great relationship and encourage our son to progressively improve his technique and love of music over a 4 year period; from year 7 to year 11 - taking him all the way to his grade 7 AMEB exam. He was always dependable and worked flexibly around our busy high school schedule. I would highly recommend Tom.