• 2016 Drum! Magazine Winner Drummie Award for World Percussionist of the Year
  • 2016 Drum! Magazine First Runner-up for Percussion Clinician of the Year
  • Internationally recognized educator/clinician
  • Recently published book / DVD by Alfred Music, An American Approach to World Percussion which was nominated for 2016 Drummie Award for Best Drum method
  • Systematic approach to a variety of world percussion instruments, drum set and traditional percussion
  • State of the art teaching studio with all manor of world percussion, drumset, electronic percussion, marimba, and more
  • Now offering Skype lessons

"Throughout the subsequent performance I was struck by Tom's
teaching from the bandstand. For every instrument he engaged that might have been unfamiliar to at least some segment of his large audience, he very succinctly summed up the cultural origins of his instrument and what he was about to express with them - making connections along the way to his obvious multi-cultural audience in such a way that he never appeared to be lecturing or preaching, but instead demystifying his cornucopia of instruments in ways his audience truly seemed to appreciate."  Willard Jenkins, Artistic Director -DC Jazz Festival, Downbeat MagazineJazz Times

"I highly recommend master percussionist Tom Teasley to anyone who is interested in learning about world percussion.  Tom's teaching resonated with me because he starts from the point of view of a western percussionist.  My lessons with Tom on djembe, doumbek, riq and many other instruments changed how I play traditional western percussion instruments." -Randy Gorman - US Air Force Band, award-winning Broadway show "Blast!" 

 After my first lesson with Tom, I felt a sense of relief. He taught me to approach the entire body of music. Tom is a master at rudiments as a language, and the rudimental approach to drum set playing. Tom introduced me to the global concept of percussion as a language. Seeing him play a multitude of instruments from around the world lit a fire in me as a student and a man. I travel the world from Africa to South America learning the language of the drum in many cultures today. I'm eternally grateful for his patience and his overall guidance. I'm an international educator, recording and performing artist because of my relationship with Tom Teasley. - Dr Kenneth Dickerson, Collaboration Jazz Ensemble and DC Public Schools

Tom is a gifted communicator, motivator and inspirer. He has the unique ability to draw on a wealth of experience from his diverse professional career as well as his wide range of world class teachers. Studying with Tom is never merely about playing percussion instruments. It's about creativity, quality of sound, dedication, and relaxation, all while being the very best that you are capable of being. Tom has inspired me to explore areas of my own creativity that I never knew existed! - Adam Green, U.S. Air Force Band, National Symphony