Drum Workshops with Tom Morley
Following his time in the music business with the 80s band Scritti Politti, Tom has developed a truly artistic way of living where every experience leads him to the humorous uncovering of some universal truth.
Teambuilding, be it drumming or harmony singing is all very energising on the day but how do you make that bonded feeling sustainable? Tom has devoted the last 20 years to answer that question and he turns up with a customised set of tools he is passionate about sharing.
Being able to read the ‘energy’ of a room fast, Tom creates INSTANT teams, delivering INSTANT teamwork. He generates the most extraordinary energy and goodwill and has teams performing where there are no silos, no barriers and no hierarchical limitations.
“How do you get 150 delegates from 50 territories to sing in harmony in half an hour? Ask Tom Morley, team building extraordinaire. He flew into Helsinki and broke the ice big time with his easy humour and musical expertise. Our people loved it and they’re still talking about it”.
Lynn Rutter, HR, Nokia
Whether he is working with a group of 10 or 200, the end result is always the same. One high performing team achieving an amazing team sound, and creating a lasting legacy.
Being a polymath, Tom then explores with the group how they can take these feelings and achievements back into their place of work, thus making tangible that all-important sustainable difference. He is truly original and inspiring around the topic of team building and his approach is refreshingly different and memorable!
Tom Morley – Drummer, Trainer, Entertainer.
Tom was the original drummer and a founder member of the 80s band Scritti Politti, pioneers of DIY music before appearing successfully on the dance scene.
He’s also recorded with David Bowie and Madness. Unlike other bands, Scritti Politti used to make half their songs up on stage, so Tom got used to taking risks in public from an early age.
What it takes to hold your nerve when you have no idea of what’s coming next is second nature to him. One time, when there was a power-cut on stage in Berlin, Tom just kept playing a pounding beat and set up a vocal call-and-response chant with the audience. At that moment the seed for Instant Teamwork, the international arts-based team building company he set up in 1999 was sown.
NYC, Moscow, Joburg, Istanbul, Paris and London are just a few of the places that Tom has drummed and harmonised with hundreds of energised teams in the last 20 years.
The Benefits of Team Drumming:
- Increased Energy
- Bonded Team
- Stress Relief
If we’re willing to take risks we can learn new skills together in a short amount of time, to an impressive performance level. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts – a great team metaphor.