Tom Atherton's Teacher Profile Page
Discover Tom Atherton's teaching style and pedagogy:
Tom took a keen interest in the wonderful world of percussion in his early teens and has never looked back. Initially focusing on drum kit, he later broadened his pallete by entering into the world of orchestral percussion.
He holds over 10 years of performance and recording experience (gigging and touring throughout the UK and beyond), as well as 5 years as a tutor, both privately and as part of several larger organistaions, including music services. He holds a BA in Music Composition and Performance and is currently studying toward an MMus.
Today, he plays drum kit and percussion in numerous different ensembles but has performed with top-notch rock, jazz and Latin bands, orchestras, wind and brass bands as well as more contemporary 'free' groups. His teaching is based around "research-led" learning, where the needs of the student are put FIRST.