Kevin Thomas Music Studio announces several openings are available for new students interested in voice or piano instruction, as well as for the study of music theory. The studio offers both virtual and one-on-one instruction in a private studio setting. Homeschool group instruction is available by request.
Kevin Thomas has more than two decades of experience as a professional singer, music director, teacher, and musical theater director. His philosophy is to offer classical instruction in a fun environment to nurture a passion for music in students ages 10 to 110.
He believes classical techniques are the foundation of music and instructs students to use those techniques to further their interest and involvement in musical theater, jazz, pop, and other styles of singing, as well as classical piano instruction.
“I believe that all students who enter my studio, regardless of age, enter with a different set of music and vocal abilities, coupled with different personalities,” Thomas said. “I therefore tailor an individualized plan of study for each student. I teach classical techniques in both piano and voice and allow students to apply those techniques to styles of music they enjoy. I strongly believe lessons should be fun and educational at the same time, therefore I believe that laughter coupled with hard work is a winning combination.”
Thomas began his undergraduate studies in music education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and holds a bachelor of arts degree in vocal performance from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He pursued graduate studies in choral conducting at the University of South Carolina and subsequently trained under both Robert Paige and Rodney Eichenberger. He also studied voice at the Oberlin College and Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute with the celebrated Dutch bass-baritone, Max Van Egmond.
Thomas debuted professionally as the counter-tenor soloist in Chichester Psalms with the Virginia Symphony and has sung professionally with the chamber ensemble Capriole in Williamsburg, Va., as well as the Virginia Chorale in Norfolk, Va. He also served as assistant music director at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, S.C., and performed as a soloist throughout the southeastern United States.
An Eastern Shore native, Thomas returned to Delmarva in 2002 and has since directed many musicals and has served previously as director of music at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in St. Michaels and at Grace Lutheran Church in Easton.
He has also worked with community choirs, serving as artistic director and conductor of the Tidewater Singers (formerly Bach to the Future) based in Easton, the Delaware Choral Society based in Dover, Del., and the Chesapeake Youth Chorale based in Easton.
Among the many musicals for which he has been music direct are Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods and The Secret Garden for St. Michaels High School; Bye, Bye Birdie, Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man, Kiss Me Kate and Into the Woods for Easton High School and Easton Middle School; and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for both Church Hill Theatre and the Underground Actors at the Avalon Theatre. He also performed as Mr. Applegate in the Tred Avon Players’ production of Damn Yankees.
Most recently, Thomas taught theater, band and choir at Saint Thomas More Academy in Magnolia, Del., where he directed Little Shop of Horrors, The Spoon River Project and Honk! The Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling.
To apply to Kevin Thomas Music Studio or for more information about studio policies, visit kevinthomasmusicstudio.org or call 410-725-684