Thomas Catts

Thomas C.

Seattle, WA

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Thomas delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
July 2004

I have been working as a musician for 25 years, playing all styles. From polka to jazz, and classical to hip hop I played every gig I could get! This helped me grow as a musician and an educator.

I play piano, guitar, bass, and the touch guitar; a guitar with the octave range of a piano, by which the performer plays bass and guitar simultaneously by touching (or tapping) the strings. I've been playing touch-style for 20 years and I teach master classes on the technique. I also teach music theory, harmony/arranging, and musicianship/performance classes.

In addition to being a graduate of the Hartford Conservatory of Music [Hartford, Connecticut], I also studied at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and the University of the Arts [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]. I have performed both solo and with various groups in the United States, Ireland, Belgium, and Holland.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will sit down you at our first lesson to make a custom lesson plans for what you want to study and the musical goals you want to achieve.

My teaching style is to help you understand the basics of music and how that applies to the style of music your interested in learning. For beginning students this involves basic chords and rhythms so we can quickly start playing songs that interest the you! For the more advanced student we will work on harmony and chordal concepts, and soloing and improvisation.

Most of all, I want to make music as fun for you!

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Irish Traditional (I studied Irish traditional music at the University of Limerick, Ireland), electronic music, and rock.

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