Reviews

  • Christian Barnes
    Christian Barnes
    12:22 06 Jul 18
    I have worked with Thom Mills over the past 20 years in various projects and had personal lessons from him at various stages of my life. His musical sensibility is nothing short of rhythmical genius and his mastery of his craft leaves my jaw on the floor every time. He is committed, talented and passionate. Three things that real musicians of this age lack constantly. His sympathetic attitude for all levels of musical ability allows him to connect with any student of any skill level. It’s been a true joy and pleasure working with him and knowing him. I’ll continue to watch his career thrive throughout the ages as I have done so for the last two decades!
    Esther Fair
    Esther Fair
    13:59 07 Jul 18
    Thom has been teaching my son Jake the drums for 3 years. Having had several different teachers in the past, Thom is the one we have stuck with. Jake says "Thom puts him at ease and makes the lessons enjoyable whilst still challenging him. He is also a touring drummer so has lots of experience not only playing the drums, but also the things that come with that." Hes a nice guy and we both thoroughly recommend him.
    David Donald
    David Donald
    09:30 11 Jul 18
    Thom was a great teacher for my 7 year old son getting started with drumming. He had him playing his favourite Prodigy track in his first 1 hour lesson! 6 years on he's now doing his grade 6. Thom has a relaxed and friendly style and is a great teacher
    Mark Robbins
    Mark Robbins
    19:07 09 Jul 18
    Thom is a great teacher, explaining things in a way that's easy to understand. A lot of fun and a great person too 🙂
    Stella Pickle
    Stella Pickle
    18:29 05 Jul 18
    Brilliant lessons, would definitely recommend Thom to anyone, he is a great teacher! 🙂
    Phoebe Bunting
    Phoebe Bunting
    11:45 26 Jul 18
    I had my first lesson with Thom the other day, and it was great fun! Thom is patient and calm and made me feel very relaxed. He took me through all the important stating points and help me start improving my technique. By the end of the lesson I could really see how much I had learnt- and he even gave me homework so I can continue to practice at home! If you want a teacher who is enthusiastic, kind and able to engage with drummers at all levels... Thom is your guy. 10/10/
    Chloe Dobson
    Chloe Dobson
    17:01 15 Jul 18
    Thom is an excellent teacher! He taught my son from the age of 7 and he progressed beautifully, enjoying every lesson. He still plays now even as a teenager - Thom did a great job instilling a love of drumming! He is also a thoroughly lovely guy and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Debbie Grant (Private Student’s Parent):
“Our 11 year old son recently started learning drums with Thom Mills. We are so impressed with Thom’s dedication and expertise that I wanted to send this feedback. Thom’s lessons are stimulating and fun whilst still including the essentials such as the reading of drum/ percussion music and attention to correct technique.
Thom has been gaining our son’s interest by focusing on music styles relevant to his age group and from there is moving on to other styles.
Thom is happy to travel to our home for the lesson which is a huge bonus for a busy family! This way, we are easily able to exchange feedback with Thom re. progress. I could not recommend Thom more highly!!”

Katy Sayers (Private Student’s Parent):
All lessons are conveniently at home at times to suit us. The teacher is always punctual, and lessons are fun, absorbing and well planned. The teacher is also very flexible in terms of new songs we ask to learn. All round 11/10 !

Adam Bushell (Sheryl Crow, Faithless, Celtus, Rhythm Magazine):
“Thom was a drum student of mine from throughout his years on the Higher Diploma and BA(Hons) course at BIMM. Throughout this time I found him to be an excellent student, both in terms of his attendance and punctuality, but also his work ethic to improve his drumming ability. The recent performances I’ve seen have proved to me the hard work has paid off – he’s playing great!”

Simon Marsh (Private Student)

As an adult student wanting to learn how to play the drums properly, Thom was a great help. After only a few lessons I had a better understanding of proper playing technique, some of the technical drumming terms and styles.
Thom also encouraged and constantly praised me for my ability and timing/rhythm. I would highly recommend Thom to anybody who wants to start playing and enjoying the drum kit no matter how old they are.
Thom always travelled to my house and always had loads of drumming books/material with him, he is a great tutor and talented drummer. I was very lucky to learn from someone with his expertise.