Thomas Truhitte

Thomas T.

Saratoga, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn how to play Rock, Blues, Funk, Shuffle and basic Jazz. Is there a song you've always wanted to learn how to play drums to? Let's make the dream a reality.

About Thomas T.

Career highlights for Thomas include the title role of PARSIFAL for Genoa Opera in Italy; Siegmund in DIE WALKUERE with Brazil's Manaus Festival; Bacchus in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with L'Opera de Monte Carlo; Don Jose in CARMEN with Seattle Opera, Nashville Opera, Dayton Opera, Sacramento Opera, Longview Opera and Opera San Jose; the title role in LOHENGRIN for Italy's Spoleto Opera under the direction of Gian Carlo Menotti; Max in DER FREISCHUTZ with Opera Theatre de Metz; Erik in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER with Minnesota Opera; Froh in DAS RHEINGOLD with Seattle Opera and Canadian Opera Company; the Prince in Rusalka with Canadian Opera Company; his heldentenor debut as Siegmund in DIE WALKURE with Virginia Opera (opposite Jeannine Altmeyer); a return to Virginia Opera as Tristan in TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Florestan in FIDELIO and Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY; Edgardo in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Lensky in EUGENE ONEGIN, Don Ottavio in DON GIOVANNI, Tamino in DIE ZAUBERFLOTE, Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA, Tom Rakewell in THE RAKE'S PROGRESS, Curley in OF MICE AND MEN, Rodolfo in LA BOHEME, Don Narciso in IL TURCO IN ITALIA, and Danilo in THE MERRY WIDOW all with Opera San Jose. Concert highlights have included Melot in TRISTAN UND ISOLDE with The Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Essa-Pekka Salonen and directed by Peter Sellars, with performances in Los Angeles at the Disney Concert Hall and in New York City's Lincoln Center at Avery Fischer Hall; the VILAR OPERA GALA in honor of Gian Carlo Menotti (with Mirella Freni and Nicolai Ghiaurov); the MONTREAL OPERA GALA, an OPERA GALA with Sacramento Opera; and DAS LIED VON DER ERDE with Virginia Symphony. Thomas is also a winner of the Loren L. Zachery Competition and a European Tour Grant Award. Thomas received his degrees in Theater and Music from California State University Sacramento. Thomas was also a featured singer in the blockbuster movie "Hellboy" and is also a professional drummer. A fun fact is that Thomas' father Daniel played Rolf in the movie version of "The Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Thomas still performs and also maintains an active voice and drum studio in San Jose, California.

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Rena
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Thomas is an excellent teacher. He focuses on the vocal techniques which help me Improved the voice and tone dramatically. I am really impressed by his passion on teaching and music. He customizes his class for different levels of students. I am glad to choose him as the vocal teacher for my daughter and myself.

Posted Jun 29, 2019
Rena
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Thomas is an excellent teacher. He focuses on the vocal techniques which helps me a lot on the voice and tone. I am really impressed by his passion on teaching and music. His customizes his class to different level of students. Glad to choose him as the vocal teacher for both my daughter and myself.

Posted Jun 29, 2019
Kathy
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Thomas is a great teacher and really encourages you. He really improved my voice and his exercises are very helpful. I really recommend him to be your teacher.

Posted Jun 29, 2019
Carolyn
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Thomas is an amazing teacher and has improved my voice dramatically. His ways of teaching are extraordinary, because he manages to make it both educational and extremely fun!

Posted Jun 29, 2019
Nikki
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I was Thomas’ student for 4 years! He exposed me to many excellent vocal exercises which strengthened my voice and tone. Each lesson was customized to my liking, which created a comfortable environment to learn and improve in. Whenever I faced a vocal challenge, he helped me get through it step by step without straining my voice. Aside from vocals, Thomas also helped me build up confidence when singing in front of large audiences! This skill became very useful in my other activities. Overall, I vividly enjoyed my experience taking singing lessons from Thomas! Highly recommend!

Posted Jun 25, 2019
Judy
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I took drum and voice lessons from Tom for over 7 years.
He’s very patient and very knowledgeable about a lot of songs that I was interested in learning and he made it fun to learn, and that made an old lady’s life very enjoyable for many years ! I really appreciated him!!

Posted Jun 25, 2019
Ian
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Thomas is an excellent instructor and has dramatically improved my singing and speaking voice.

Posted Jun 25, 2019
Nathaniel
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Quality Instruction, very flexible and a wonderful person to work with

Posted Jun 19, 2019

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Experience

Singing Actor in Opera and Musical Theater
Jan 2009 - Present

The Thomas Truhitte Studio of Music, Voice Technician, Drum Instructor

Please refer to my above bio or visit my YOUTUBE Channel "Vaelsung1" to hear some of my singing. You'll be able to hear selections from "live" performances as Siegmund in Wagner's "Die Walküre", some of my rock music and even a Country music video from a song that I wrote and sang called "That Ol' Econoline". Enjoy! Online instruction available. I'm also a professional drummer and I offer drum lessons for all levels in addition to top level Voice Training. You will learn tremendously beneficial vocalises/warm-up exercises, highly effective breathing and vocal placement techniques, artistic expression, musicality, phrasing and confidence in a completely supportive environment based on over 30 years of professional experience. Whether you want to sing better in church, want to star in the high school musical, become a professional singing actor or just sing for fun and add to the quality of your life, it would be my distinct honor and pleasure to help you meet your goals.

Education

Music and Theater Degrees
Sep 1991 - Jun 1995

California State University Sacramento

Languages

German, Italian (4 years at University)

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Winner
Aug 2002

Wagner Society of Washington DC

Winner
Jul 2002

Loren L. Zachery Voice Competition

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