Uncle Dave Thomas

Uncle Dave T.

Palm Bay, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students will set goals as to what they want to learn on the piano. They will learn basic fundamentals of learning to play the piano. Rhythm, composing, and recording songs are also available. I teach how to to understand the musical relationship of the piano notes, chords and scales. This allows the student to enjoy the piano and have fun while doing so.

About Uncle Dave T.

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I teach guitar, piano and voice lessons professionally to all ages and skill levels. In addition, I have recording services available for on-site and remote locations. Production music demos can be recorded for all interested students. I provide audio consulting and coaching if requested. A very positive approach is taken to achieve maximum satisfaction with music teaching, composing, songwriting and production. I have a full background in music theory. Music is the universal language of all times!

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jim
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Dave is a great mentor and teacher. I never wrote, sang, or recorded songs until I started taking lessons from him. We have recorded numerous songs and I have written over 20. They aren't the best, but it is great fun. Been going to Dave for over four years.

Posted May 7, 2020
Sherland
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Great instructor and very knowledgeable in music.

Posted May 1, 2020
Albert C.
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Very impressed with Dave's knowledge and ability with instruments, he has helped me regain my interest.

Posted Dec 13, 2019
Evan C.
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Great first impression.

Posted Nov 12, 2019
Shoshanna S.
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Really enjoyed it.

Posted May 7, 2019
Jim
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Dave has helped me move from a guitar player to a songwriter and arranger. We have recorded several songs. Above all else, we have fun.

Posted Jan 28, 2019
Darleen
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Very informative

Posted Jan 24, 2019
Jonathan
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Dave is a very talented musician. He knows how to connect with students and is always willing to try new things. Easy going and informative, I have been coming to Dave for the greater part of 8months.

Highly recommend him and his style

Posted Jan 23, 2019
STEVE
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DAVID IS A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PATIENT TEACHER.

Posted Jan 23, 2019
Rich
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Great first lesson.

Posted Dec 12, 2018
Michael
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Dave is very knowledgeable and will work with you in any genre or style of music. As an older student I felt totally comfortable with Dave from the very first notes struck. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone wishing to improve their guitar skills....but dont expect to be playing like Clapton immediately!
My only issue is the long drive from Vero Beach to his studio. Something to take into consideration.

Posted Jun 5, 2018
Art C.
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Dave has a broad musical talent which will bring together my singing and ukulele playing.

Posted Apr 28, 2017
Jac B.
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Uncle Dave T. Taught me how to play bass guitar as well as piano when I had no prior musical background. He is currently helping me with acoustic guitar and I hope to play as well as he does one day! He is patient, kind, and elaborate when he teaches. Highly recommended for anyone at any age with any skill level!

Posted Jan 27, 2017
Ann
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Dave is excellent, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable! Great fun. He is teaching me guitar, singing, and about the music world and equipment. I highly recommend him whether it is for the short-term or for on-going lessons. Brightens my weeks. Ann

Posted Jan 10, 2017
Christine
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Im so impressed and satisfied with Daves teaching im a young 50 year old and hes teaching me to play the piano! He teaches all ages and he plays several instruments... records you too!!! He emailed me my concerto today! Very cool dude so helpful and inspires me to play :) felt like ive known him forever from day one. I cannot give a higher recommendation than this. He is an outstanding teacher! Highly recommend.

Posted Jan 4, 2017
Jacob
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Dave is very friendly. He is passionate about his music. He adapts the lessons to the students needs and can record the lesson. I have taken lessons for 3 years now, and I am now playing bass guitar in my high school jazz band. He is a wonderful teacher!

Posted Dec 23, 2016
Matthew
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Dave is a talented musician who has much to share with his students. He's very approachable and kind.

Posted Dec 23, 2016
Deb

Dave is a very talented and personable teacher. He came into my home to record my 98 year old mother playing her harmonica. He played his guitar and sang along with her as she proudly played the harmonica! It is an evening I will never forget. He made my mom so happy, and the rest of the family has her music to remember for always. Thanks, Dave for being a part of a very happy time!!

Posted Dec 19, 2016
Yawen
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Very nice teacher, really being patient to student.

Posted Dec 17, 2016
Ken
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This has got to be one best all around music teachers in a 100 mile radius He has the knowledge, professionalism and patience to get the lesson conveyed in an easy, fun, and enjoyable atmosphere conducive to learning. Dave transcends all age groups and his approach to each and every class is both easily understood and retained, making the learning experience for the student rewarding! Dave will deliver on the promise and bring joy to you the student, no matter what your skill level may be.

Posted Dec 16, 2016
Deb
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Dave knows and feels music! If you want a well rounded music lesson experience then Dave is your guy. He never gives up on the buried talent that a student has.

Posted Dec 15, 2016
Tracey W.
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Dave was very easy to speak with, you can understand very quick his years of talent in music as a whole, working with instruments, working on voice,breathing techniques. I am excited to be working with him.

Posted Dec 13, 2016
Robert S.
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Daves a great teachet...very knowleldgrable in all phadses of music...he plays multiple instrumrntds and his top shelf studio encourages. lelearnimg
His experience w recording helps students listen to their lessons in real time...I'd reccomend him to anyone interested. In learning guitar, piano and even voice training..An Excellent & commited teacher

Posted Dec 12, 2016
Michael
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Dave is meant to teach. Not only is he patient. He is good. Where else can you learn to play, and have a place to make a professional recording for a good price. Dave is professional and tough but a great guy. I sound like a commercial lol. Seriously I honestly recommend Dave for all the right reasons. It truly has been an enjoyably educational experience.

Posted Dec 8, 2016
Sandra
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I appreciate the supportive manner Dave provides with everything from song choice, arrangement options, vocal exercise, creativity, and performance opportunities. He is knowledgeable with various musical electronics that he taylors to your musical needs. He makes learning and perfecting your choices fun and casual.

Posted Dec 7, 2016
Chuck
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Great teacher!

Posted Dec 7, 2016
Don
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When you are looking for the most patient talented instructor: Dave is it. Please note that Dave is multi talented in many types of musical instruments he methodically does lessons at the students pace and knowledge. I recommend Dave for anyone young or old, experienced, novice or beginner; he is the best.

Posted Dec 6, 2016
Mac
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Dave has a great place. He's in a Fablab makerspace with lots of youngsters learning 3D printing and science. The music classes add a lot to the place with sound recording equipment and lots of tech the range of instruction available is awesome.

Posted Dec 6, 2016
Cecelia
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I had wanted to know how to play piano for years. When I found "Uncle Dave's" Music after trying to learn from others, I was very happy. Not only because he made learning the piano fun, but made it easy to learn! He had used mnemonic ways as well to help with learning different keys and chords.
Dave also taught me "bass guitar." I also took voice lessons from him! When I sang in front of an audience, they were asking, "Where did you get a voice like that?"
I had to tell them about "Uncle Dave's Music." Dave is fun and patient with teaching. I would recommend him to anyone seriously wanting to learn.

Posted Dec 5, 2016
Jim
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Dave is very patient and knowledgeable and is very flexible in his teaching methods. Every lesson is fun unlike most music lessons I have had over the years and makes you want to come back for the next one.

Posted Dec 4, 2016

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Experience

Performing Musician
Jan 2014 - Present

Old School Pizza Melbourne Florida

I host an Open Mic every Wednesday evening from 7:30PM to 10:30 PM with fellow local musician Chuck Van Riper. This experience in music enhances my teaching skills to another level, allowing my students to perform live in front of an audience they do not know. It give the student an opportunity to demonstrate there musical talents and receive positive feedback. Several of my students have done this and had wished they had done it sooner. It provides a very rewarding feeling of accomplishment to the performing student.

Education

General Manager of Radio Station WFIT 89.5 FM
Jan 1977 - Sep 1980

Florida Institute of Technology

BSEE
Jan 1976 - Sep 1980

Florida Institute of Technology

Languages

The Language of Music

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Publisher
Feb 2019

BMI

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