Tom has a broad range of influences and is stylistically versatile: This is reflected by some of the projects he has been a part of since studying for his BMus in Music at the University of Surrey. Here he has played on a variety of studio recordings, and continues to be in demand as a session musician both as a drummer and a pianist. Artists Tom has recorded with include Joss Mogli, J Rozzi, Nia, Ioan Hazel, Abdi Behravanfar, Men, by Women, both the University of Surrey Big Band and Gospel Choir as well as the film score for My Type by Doddi El-Gabry. Tom also performed regularly in various groups whist studying here, such as a quintet playing his own tunes and arrangements as well as the post-punk noise rock outfit Toothbrush in addition to being the pianist for the University Gospel Choir.
Tom has also been described as a kind and experienced teacher, who “has the unusual ability to understand exactly what the student wants to achieve and what learning style would best suit them”. Tom teaches Drum and Piano lessons in addition to tutoring, and teaches all ages and abilities as well as specialising in Jazz improvisation. He is also a play and youth worker for various charities that provide services to young people with disabilities, and consequently holds an enhanced DBS check on the update service.