Thomas Foster

Thomas F.

Somerville, MA

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Thomas delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 7+

Teaching since:
January 2001

Thomas F. is an professional pianist and harpsichordist with much experience performing as a soloist, and in chamber and orchestral music. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, which is one of Europe's top conservatories. With about 15 years of teaching experience, he has helped students of all ages and skill levels.

Experience

Organist
Aug 2015 - Present
First Congregational Church of Natick

Organist
Feb 2014 - Feb 2015
Zion & Grace Lutheran Churches

Freelance Piano Accompanist
Aug 2013 - May 2014
SUNY Fredonia

Accompanied vocal and instrumental students for lessons, rehearsals, performances, and exams.

Piano & Harpsichord Teacher
Jul 2011 - Jul 2012
Royal College of Music Teaching Service

Taught piano students of a variety of ages in London, UK.

Co-musical Director/Harpsichordist
Apr 2012 - Apr 2012
Ensemble Serse

Modern day premiere of Hasse's Cajo Fabricio; Grosvenor Chapel, London UK

Education

Master of Performance in Historical Performance
Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
Royal College of Music, London
Master of Music in Composition/Theory
Aug 2007 - May 2009
State University of New York at Fredonia
Master of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2009
State University of New York at Fredonia
Bachelor of Music in Composition
Aug 2001 - May 2005
State University of New York at Fredonia

Languages

American Sign Language
Professional Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Amadeus Fortepiano Prize
Jul 2012
Royal College of Music, London
Victoria Bohlen Memorial Composition Award
May 2005
SUNY Fredonia
Victoria Bohlen Memorial Composition Award
May 2004
SUNY Fredonia

Affiliations

American Guild of Organists
Apr 2015

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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New England Piano Teachers Association
Mar 2015

NEPTA is a professional non-profit organization dedicated to the highest standards of music education, offering members and their students opportunities for growth, stimulation, and a community of friendship and support.

Photos & Videos

RCM, London UK

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RCM Museum of Instruments, London UK

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Composition by Thomas Foster: Kyrie for SATB choir (Rob Deemer, cond.)
Thomas Foster (standing), in a masterclass with composer Roland Dyens.

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RCM, London UK

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An appearance as harpsichord continuo accompanist with the Fredonia Faculty & Alumni Orchestra.
Tuning before a concert at St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo NY

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A solo recital at Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel, Buffalo NY

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Composition by Thomas Foster: Passacaglia for 2 violins (performed by J. Sung & L. Sohn)

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Will Wittels Aug 4, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio

It was my fist lesson, so I don't have a frame of reference. But it was very good. I thought. Looking forward to more!

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