Tom developed his fascination with conducting while studying Music with Acoustics at Southampton University where he was Leader and Assistant Conductor of both the Symphony Orchestra and the Sinfonietta and set up his own Concerto Orchestra to conduct.
He has studied under Peter Stark, Richard Dickens, Peter Ash, Robin Browning, had a masterclass with Philip Ellis on Beethoven's 5th Symphony, competed in the Cadaques International Conducting Competition and studied with Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Denise Ham and Toby Purser on the George Hurst Conductors' Course at the Sherborne (formerly Canford) Summer Music School.
Forging a career in amateur and youth music he is Leader and Assistant conductor of the Haslemere Music Society having the opportunity to perform and conduct major symphonic & operatic works. In 2006 he founded the Charity Symphony Orchestra which continues to raise money for various charities, the latest earlier this year being a Beethovathon(symphonies 1-9) for Comic Relief, a second instalment to the Haydathon (all 104!!).
In September 2013, Tom worked as a Guest Conductor with the Surrey County Youth Orchestra and had the opportunity to workshop with Freddie Kempf and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also had engagements with the St. Albans Symphony Orchestra, Welwyn Garden City Symphony & Chorus, Buckingham Chamber Orchestra, Sidcup Symphony Orchestra, Bridgenorth Symphonia, London Repertoire Orchestra, Woking Chamber Orchestra, Trinity Camerata and Didcot & Wallingford Symphony Orchestra.
Tom has worked for the music service in Buckinghamshire since 2008 and is currently Musical Director of the Buckinghamshire County Youth Orchestra, Pelly Concert Orchestra, Marlow Orchestra and conducts the Aylesbury and Slough Youth Orchestras.