Tom is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter with a lifetime of music study and performance. He began his musical study with the accordion at the age of four, while his mother saved in order to afford a piano. He continued his studies at the world-renowned Saint Michael’s Choir School, where he studied voice, piano, organ, guitar, as well as musical theory and harmony. He is also a passionate drummer. He performed in concerts as both a soloist and a chorister at major concert halls and venues across North America, including annual performances at Massey Hall and Roy Thompson Hall. He has performed at numerous sporting events, for dignitaries, on television, and recorded albums with the Choir, including as a soloist.
Tom is a member of the Ontario Music Educators Association, and a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Tom has completed and prepared students for examinations in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums, and Theory.
In addition to his classical and formal training, Tom spent much of his formative years singing and playing in bands, his first with Choir School classmates Kevin Hearn of the Barenaked Ladies and Andrew Craig of CBC Radio. He spent several years signed as a development artist with A&M records, after which he spent several years working in post-audio production, recording artists and scoring film and television.