Frank Thomas
Canyon Country, CA
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Frank Thomas

Frank T.

Canyon Country, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate
I have been involved in vocal music including Classical / Opera / Broadway and Jazz for over 50 years. This includes training vocalist for over 45 years as a choir director (children to adults). During my time as a choir director I have also spent many hours privately coaching and training students. I hold a BA degree in Music/Vocal Performance.

About Frank T.

My personal philosophy is that good basic technique is the same no matter what style you perform. I hold a BA in Vocal Music/Performance.

My teaching career has includes teaching and coaching singers for over 45 years. During these years I have successfully trained adults, youths and children for choirs and as soloists in all styles.

My performance career includes choir soloist, opera lead rolls. I have also held positions as church choir director (25 years), opera chorus master (15 years) and conductor and coach for high school (17 years) and children's choir (6 years).

Over my career I have performed in and coached diction in several languages including Latin, German, Italian, French, Spanish and several others and can help you with diction in all of them,

I have also taught high school music history for over 15 years and can tutor you in this or Music Appreciation.

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Amy Solano
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I am classically trained but I had 3 lessons with Frank for a musical audition. He taught me how to sing in a brand new style. Thanks to him, I am now cast as Nina in a production of In the Heights.

Posted Dec 13, 2018
Phoebe
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A very well rounded teacher. Works well with every type of voice. Cares about his clients.

Posted Dec 7, 2018
Bryan Curiel
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If your are looking to be the Best. Be trained by the BEST TEACHER! Frank Thomas has been my best vocal trainer for years. I couldn’t be the singer I am with out frank. I wouldn’t be in operas, solos and many musicals journeys with out his ways of training me. DON’T look anywhere else. This is the best and also he is fun!!! I remember when I first started with him. In 3 days. Yes 3 days with me working on my voice with him I heard a big dramatic operatic voice come out of me!!!! I’m telling you look no further. Trust me.

Posted Jul 16, 2018
Amanda
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Mr. Thomas is an outstanding vocal coach! He is patient, understanding, passionate and positive. I've been with him for about 5 years now doing Classical music. I started out as alto and now I am a mezzo soprano. Mr. Thomas never gives up on you and always make sure that you are having fun on what you do and improve on your technique but also to be apart of the piece and understand where it's coming from. I am still doing lessons with him to this day! He gives you many opportunities to expand and learn.

Posted Jul 16, 2018

Experience

Music Teacher
Sep 2003 - Jun 2017

Los Angeles Unified School District

Trained and directed 3 choirs at North Hollywood High. Beginning Chorus, Adv. Choir and Vocal Ensemble.

Music Teacher
Sep 2003 - Jun 2017

Los Angeles Unified School District

Taught Music History. "Music History, Literature and Analysis" This class covered the development of music both sacred and secular, from about 600 AD to about 1980 AD.

Chorus Master
Oct 2000 - Apr 2016

Opera Pasadena

I trained and sang with opera choruses for several operas including "La Boheme," "Magic Flute," "Hansel and Gretel" and several others. I also conducted performances of "La Boheme," "Hansel and Gretel," "Magic Flute," and others.

Associate Director
Sep 1993 - Jun 1999

Santa Barbara Children's Choir

Trained and directed "Scolla 2" choir made up of 9 to 11 year old boys and girls.

Church Choir Director
Sep 1974 - Aug 1995

Various Locations

Selected music for and directed and trained adult choir for Sunday service and special programs. Directed youth and children's choirs for special program.

Education

BA Music/Vocal Performance
Oct 1971 - Jun 1974

Cal. State Univ. Los Angeles

Certifications

California Single Subject Music Teaching Credential
Jan 2004

Cal. State Univ. Los Angeles

Affiliations

Southern California Vocal Association
Oct 2018
Southern California Vocal Association is an association for vocal teachers and choral directors. They hold choral festivals, vocal competitions, workshops and more.

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