Tom started playing the violin at the age of four and gained experience with many youth and amateur orchestras in Kent, Guernsey and London. It was leading the London Schools Symphony Orchestra and studying under such conductors as Thomas Sanderling and Leif Segerstam that he realised his passion for the art of conducting. Studying Music with Acoustics at Southampton University he became Leader & Assistant Conductor of both the Symphony Orchestra and the Sinfonietta and set up his own Concerto Orchestra to conduct.
After graduating he became the conductor of the Aylesbury Youth Orchestra and has performed regularly at the 'Music For Youth' finals in Birmingham Symphony Hall. He is Leader and Assistant conductor of the Haslemere Music Society and has worked as a Guest Conductor with the Surrey County
Youth Orchestra, the Trinity Camerata and High Wycombe Youth Orchestra. Tom was recently appointed Musical Director of the Buckinghamshire County Youth Orchestra and performed in the Royal Albert Hall last year. He is also Musical Director of the Pelly Concert Orchestra in Farnborough and recently set up a new Orchestra in his home town of Marlow performing in local pubs. Over the summer months he conducts the sinfonietta on the New London Music School course and with the Garsington Youth Opera course. He is looking forward to conducting the Guernsey Camerata in 2017.