Thomas Dawson graduated from the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music in 2015. He has a long history of drum tuition, extending right back into his high school years at the Hunter School of the Performing Arts. He has taught students as young as 6 right up to mature age. He has taught in many different schools, working with groups and one-on-one tuition.
From 2005 – 2020, Tom was a member of the Marching Koalas – a Newcastle based high school marching show band. In 2017 Tom transitioned from a band member to Percussion Co-ordinator, where he worked heavily with the drumline. Tom has been on six international tours with the band, a highlight being the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
Tom has played with many different types of bands and ensembles including marching bands, pit orchestras, and various different cover bands. He has built his name as a freelance musician and is frequently called upon to fill-in on gigs.
Tom’s passion is musical theatre drumming and he has played drums on countless different shows including Grease, A Chorus Line, Hairspray, Wicked, We Will Rock You, Beauty And The Beast, and Mamma Mia just to name a few.
Tom is delighted to be part of the team at Hume Conservatorium!
Drums and Percussion