“Thomas is a high-energy individual with an infectious passion for music. An enthusiastic team leader, he is able to communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds to work collaboratively to resolve issues and to motivate team members to achieve both personal and organizational objectives. He enjoys learning new skills and quickly adapts to change.
A lover of all musical stylings, Thomas finds great joy in being able to express himself in the language that is music. He always tries to reinvent the way he plays and looks at music because there is never one way to approach a series of notes on paper.
As a bass player, Thomas has found himself playing in numerous pit orchestras for several years. In addition to playing in pits, Thomas works as a session musician for both recordings and live events. All he wants to do is show up, play some tunes, and have fun doing it.“ -My aunt, with input from me
As an instructor/director, I aim to inspire those around me. Working with various ensembles (orchestral, pop, jazz combos, cover bands, etc.) has given me a wide knowledge of various musical stylings. I enjoy communicating with others and helping them reach their goals, while getting the most music, passion, and emotion out of each player. Working with a wide range of ensembles has helped me work on patience as well as communicating with people who are on different levels of abilities and come from different walks of life. I try to make rehearsal processes fun and manageable, while still getting as much work done as possible.
Bottom line, I love to play music. No matter what is going on in life, getting together with musicians, dancers, singers, etc., always manages to lift my spirit. I always have a good time playing music. I am a social person who loves to be around other creative minds. Do not worry, I will never be late to a gig because I am a timely person and stand by the motto “to be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is inexcusable.”
Improving the morale of those around me and helping others have as good of a time as I am is always my goal at a gig. Even though I am a natural goof ball and quirky person, I know when to get down to business and get things done. BUT, there’s nothing wrong with having some fun at the same time.
I am excited to see where these .128 gauge strings take me.
- Fender American Standard Jazz Bass V
- Fender American Professional Precision Bass V
- Fender Standard Jazz Bass V (defretted)
- Fender Coronado Reissue
- Shen Upright bass
- Novation Bass Station II Keybass
- Fender American Standard Telecaster
- Fender Rumble 100 Bass Amp
- Ampeg BA115HP amp
- Fishman Fullcircle upright bass pickup
- La Bella Strings
- Walrus Audio, Boss, EHX, Dunlop, Aguilar, and TC Electronic Pedals