Tom graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a Master of Music degree, supported by a Rowland Hardy Bequest Bursary. During his studies at RNCM, Tom was the recipient of the Winfield Graham Solo Wind Prize. In addition he received funding from the Wolfson Foundation. Since graduation Tom has enjoyed a varied and busy freelance career combining orchestral and chamber music performance, music for health and teaching. As an orchestral player he has performed with the Hallé Orchestra, Opera North, BBC Philharmonic, Raymond Gubbay’s Manchester Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia Viva amongst others. With Trio Volant, he gives recitals up and down the country for music clubs and societies. Alongside this the trio leads educational workshops as part of the Live Music Now scheme and Music for Hospitals. Working closely within SEN settings Tom is an Associate Artist with Jessie’s Fund, Assistant Workshop Leader with Music Unlimited as well as being Musician-in-Residence at a number of schools . Tom also teaches Clarinet and Saxophone at Stockport Grammar School and for Yorkshire Young Musicians in Leeds.