Tom Coomber

Certificate in Foundation Sound and Music Graduate

Course Attended: Foundation

I hadn’t had much to do with music since playing in a high school band, but when I walked on to the Foundation Sound and Music programme at the start of 2014 it felt like coming home. It was brilliant. I loved it from day one.

At 34, I was older than most of the others but that just made the experience better. I wasn’t doing much before – now I’m gigging around the West Coast with my band, Cheeba, and have plans for further study through MAINZ next year.

If you’re thinking about signing up for the course, I’d say: definitely do it! It’s a real experience and you learn so much. It’s also a great foot in the door to the music scene and the contacts you make really help open doors for your career.