Lionel Thomas

Lionel T.

Newark, DE

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

Teaching since:
September 2001

Violinist Lionel Thomas graduated with a Master of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He also received his Bachelor of Music cum laude and completed two years of doctoral studies at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. He has taught and studied internationally, and currently has a private studio in Newark, Delaware.


Dec 2016 - Present
Lionel Thomas Artist-Teacher

Suzuki Violin Faculty
Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
Bermuda School of Music

Graduate Teaching Fellow
Sep 2014 - Aug 2016
University of Oregon

Suzuki Violin Faculty
Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
Bermuda School of Music

Adjunct Teaching Artist
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Temple University Music Preparatoy


2 years of Doctoral Studies
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
University of Oregon
Master of Music
Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2002 - Jun 2007
University of Oregon


Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Registered Suzuki Instructor for Books 1-6, 9 and 10
Jun 2016
Suzuki Association of the Americas

This certification was earned after taking intensive teacher training courses for Suzuki.


Graduate Teaching Fellowship
Sep 2014
University of Oregon
William Randolph Hearst Memorial Scholarship
Jun 2012
Aspen Music Festival and School
Teacher Training Scholarship
Jul 2008
American Suzuki Institute
Graduate Scholarship
Sep 2007
University of Cincinnati
Julia Zumwalt Scholarship
Mar 2004
University of Oregon


Suzuki Association of the Americas
Sep 2005

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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First movement of Mozart violin concerto number four
Photo by Lionel T.
Photo by Lionel T.
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