Tom trained at Trinity College of Music, both in the Junior and Senior departments, gaining his degree in Composition and Conducting. He founded The New Tottenham Singers in November 2010 and has remained as Musical and Artistic Director ever since. His portfolio is rich and varied, and has led him to be Musical Director on numerous stage productions in London and further afield, whilst also being in demand as a rehearsal pianist, vocal coach and instrumentalist with Jazz Bands and Big Bands.
As a choral trainer, he has been Director of Music at churches across London including St Laurence, Catford and Hornsey Parish Church, and he is currently Director of Music at both St Saviour’s and St Barnabas churches in Walthamstow where he plays the organ each Sunday and runs a combined community choir.
Tom has taught and lectured as a Musical Theatre specialist, most notably at the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School and Leyton Sixth Form College, at both of which he provided vocal and academic tuition whilst acting as Musical Director for all productions and showcases. He is an advocate for youth music and is dedicated to creating opportunities for young musicians to access high quality choral music of all styles with NTS through the Jojo Sagoe Scholarship scheme for vocalists alongside regular partnerships and projects with the Haringey Music Service for instrumentalists.
For NTS, has conducted every major performance since 2010 and provides the majority of new orchestrations.