Harrison impresses with his tight, dry-toned, scattergun
flurries...he invests his playing with a mature
sensibility...fearsomely excellent musicianship
Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz
Combining simplicity of melody with sophisticated detail
and hints of Traneish spirituality...Harrison is one to
Dave Foxall, Jazz Journal (UK)
Harrison has a vigorous, peppery alto sound...a skillful
soloist...achieving hard-edged climaxes
Chris Parker, London Jazz News
One to listen out for in 2012
Brian Soundy, UK Jazz Radio
Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Tom Harrison is a committed and enthusiastic instructor in both instrumental technique and jazz studies. He has a great deal of experience with a huge range of ages and ability levels. Tom currently holds the position of Head of Woodwind at a high-achieving prep school in Wimbledon, as well as being the general woodwind tutor at a specialist music academy in North West London. As a designer and leader of music workshop programmes Tom Harrison has received much praise, having received awards from Arts Council England and Jazz Services to fund the delivery of these projects.
Tom offers his tuition services privately in the following areas;
Private Tuition: Instrumental technique / Jazz Improvisation / Music Theory
Exam Prepearation: ABRSM / Trinity Guildhall / GCSEs / A-Levels / Scholarship Programmes
Workshop Leader: Improvisation / Musical Development / Creative Composition / Wider Opportunities Programmes
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If you would like to get in touch with Tom Harrison with regard to any of the above services, please use the mailing form on the Contact page to receive further details. Tom's touring performance projects often run in tandem with an educational component. If you are interested in having a workshop at your facility as part of Tom Harrison's forthcoming schedule, please get in touch.
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