Thomas began his Professional Music Career in 1989 at age 14 as a Pit Orchestra Guitarist with the University of Missouri Summer Repertory Theater. In May of 1993 as a High School Senior he joined the popular Latin Band Del Alma, recording 2 albums with them and helping the group to sell thousands of copies while touring throughout the United States until 2010. Del Alma’s Shelter Garden Summer Concerts in Columbia consistently attracted thousands of fans of Latin Music.
He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia studying Music Education and went on to teach as an Adjunct Professor of Guitar there and at Central Methodist University as a Classical Guitar Masterclass Professor.
Since beginning his Public Professional Teaching Career in 1993, he has taught hundreds of students (many of them now professional musicians themselves) the Fine Art of Guitar Performance.
He has Served as the Guitarist for:
The Missouri Symphony, The Community United Methodist Church Contemporary Worship Service, Del Alma, The Psychodaddies, Soulstace, DISENGAGED, La Movida and Los Desterrados.