BIOGRAPHY

Currently performing with Tusk the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute. 
 
Currently offering lessons at www.udemy.com via skype/FaceTime or at EPIC Percussion in Williamsport PA.

43 Years of drumming and 37 years of teaching brings a deep understanding of drums, music and learning.  Whether you want to see a great performance from a great group or study with a great teacher, Tom has the experience and skill set to provide a great experience for you.  Contact Tom if you are interested in lessons or if you would like to find out more about his upcoming shows.  Tom also provides clinics and workshops and is available as a guest performer.  If you would like to book Tom for an event please email him at tomnelsondrums@gmail.com.

Tom has performed all over the United States and in England.  He has recorded for The Weather Channel, and shared the stage with Jimmy Vivino (Conan Late Night Cable Band), Bernard Purdie, Jimi McGriff, Pinetop Perkins and Bernie Worrell to name a few.  He has performed on television numerous times and is known best as the drummer for TUSK the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band.  Having studied with jazz legend Joe Morello and Drumming Ambassador Dom Famularo, Tom brings a great blend of technical and musical expertise to all performance settings.  He is all of a drummer, percussionist, musician, performer and entertainer known for his fun solo drumming antics when provided with the spotlight onstage.   Tom is a professional in every sense of the word.

As a teacher, Tom has a Masters degree in Music Education and has taught in the public schools and also at Bucknell University.  He has taught private drum lessons since he was in High School and has a strong background in the field of education.  He currently serves on the Vic Firth Private Drum Teacher team.