Mrs. Thomas is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a certificate in education, and has taught since 1993. Twelve of those years were focused in the Plano, Texas area, and she moved to Austin in 2012. She teaches beginners through high school in the Lake Travis and Austin area school districts. Mrs. Thomas also has a home studio in Southwest Austin.
As a long-time member of both the International Horn Society and the Texas Music Educators Association, Mrs. Thomas is intent on keeping abreast of current methods of instruction and works alongside school band directors to enhance students' music education. She makes private teaching a high priority over that of event engagements, and is thrilled at her students' accomplishments at all levels. Her specialty is getting beginners started in a fun way that is easy to understand the mechanics and function of their horn and themselves in playing.
In addition, Amy is a member of the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band, and can be occasionally seen playing in Waterloo Winds, and the summer band and UT basketball or volleyball games, as well as the yearly alumni band halftime entertainment. She has two teens, also musicians, who keep her busy. Amy has also played trumpet, English handbells, and bass guitar, and has performed with praise leaders in concert. Her favorite things to do after teaching include reading, gardening, and musical theatre.