Tuomas Rauhala is a drummer, composer and educator from Finland. Tuomas Rauhala was born in Vimpeli, Finland. He started to play the drums at the age of 9. Rauhala says: "I began my studies playing classical percussion but found my love for Jazz, Fusion, and Rock and very early." After graduating from Kaustinen College Of Music at the age of 19, Tuomas moved to Finland´s capital Helsinki. In Helsinki he studied the drums at Helsinki Pop/Jazz Conservatory and Metropolia University Of Applied Sciences.
Tuomas founded his band FOR THE IMPERIUM in 2008. The band has released two albums via Warner Music Finland and it has taken Tuomas on international tours. Tuomas has worked as a live and session drummer for various artists in his home country. Tuomas has also worked as a studio drummer in the Finnish television. Tuomas is one of the founders of drum school Helsinki Drum Academy.