Trumpet lessons are available in 30, 45, or 60 minute weekly lessons. Program also includes two 60 minute group classes per month: music theory fundamentals and performance workshops. Plus one formal recital per semester.
David Thomas is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, with his primary instruments being the trumpet and piano. David earned his degree from Michigan State University Elementary Education with a specialization in Language Arts. He is a certified school teacher in grades K – 8. David was a student in the jazz studies program at Michigan State University, as well, and received his Minor in Music. He played in the MSU Jazz Orchestras and Octets and led an MSU Jazz Combo. David was the leader of his own group, DTQ (David Thomas Quartet) and the Funtet while at MSU.
David currently leads his jazz trio, David Thomas & Co., in which he plays trumpet, piano, flute, piccolo, and melodica. He has played at many jazz hot spots around Michigan at numerous venues including the Detroit Jazz Festival, and the Michigan Jazz Festival. Currently, David can be found playing either solo or with his jazz duo or trio at restaurants, clubs, wedding ceremonies and receptions, fundraisers, churches, private events, and other various functions mostly in the tri-county area. Once a month, David does music therapy work with several groups of retired nuns at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Motherhouse in Monroe, Michigan. David is formerly the piano accompanist for the Rochester Community Schools Elementary District Choir and has arranged jazz tunes for the children’s choir to perform at their concerts throughout the school year. He has taught trumpet lessons privately since graduating from college and loves working with students to better themselves on their instruments. He has an individualized approach to meet the student’s needs, with an emphasis on their own personal growth and achievement. He believes that we can all realize our musical dreams and develop our own musical voices with fun, passion, and determination.