DrumWise teaches individual drum kit and group percussion lessons at primary & secondary schools throughout Kent including helping with preparing and recording students' GCSE Music solo and ensemble pieces. A drum kit or percussion instruments can be leant to a school that wishes to have drum lessons but does not currently have the equipment. We can run group junior percussion classes and secondary workshops. DrumWise currently teaches at the following schools:
Holcombe Grammar School
The Malling School
The Robert Napier School
"Tom has been teaching at The Malling School on and off for the past eight years. Tom is an excellent teacher, both in his professionalism and his relationships with the students. He teaches a wide variety of students within our school, ranging from Year 7 beginners to Year 11 students who have been learning previously. He is able to tailor his teaching style and approach making his lessons inclusive and accessible for all. Tom has taught and continues to teach students with SEN needs which can include autism, speech and language needs, behavioural needs and dyslexic students. He has also successfully entered students for drum exams with the different awarding bodies.
Tom is also willing to support the school and the students outside of his teaching commitments, helping with school productions and other performances, and running demonstrations to large groups of children."
- Elaine Cox - Head of Music, The Malling School -
"My class of thirty year 6 children thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon learning to play the African Djembe drums led by Tom. All pupils were keen to participate and loved every second. Tom did various games with them including a "Drum-Off" where half the class competed against the other - he has a natural talent at teaching the drums, engaging children and managed the class brilliantly (I got to relax and watch it all with no worries).