The first lesson is always a trial lesson.
If for any reason you are not happy we will fully refund any pending charges or help you find a new teacher. Your choice!
-Highly adaptable approach
-Passionate, motivated, and fun
-Willing and able to work with any age or skill level
-Lots of experience with students with special needs
Bachelor of Music in Performance - University of Ottawa
Thomas is a talented and creative teacher, performer and composer. For over ten years, he has inspired his students to develop the focus, discipline and passion it takes to express themselves through playing music. Having been instructed by acclaimed jazz drummer Gary Tomlin in Kitchener, Ontario and Jonathan Wade of the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, Ontario, he is well versed in both classical and contemporary music styles. He is a skilled performer, both as a soloist and as an ensemble player, and has performed with many different groups in a wide and eclectric range of genres. As an orchestral percussionist, he has performed with ensembles including the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the Wellington Winds, the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra and the University of Ottawa Orchestra. As a drum set player, he has accompanied many different artists, jazz bands, and other contemporary music groups performing in all kinds of different venues. Before moving to Vancouver, Thomas lived in Ottawa and worked with the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy as a percussion sectional coach and leading a youth percussion ensemble. A graduate of the University of Ottawa School of Music, he has a Bachelor of Music degree specializing in performance. His interest in improvisation, new music and music technology has led to compositions and experiments which explore the relationships between life and rhythm through acoustic and electronic instruments . Thomas is passionate about sharing his love for music with people of all ages and skill levels and offers a structured, flexible and thoughtful approach to learning music.
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