Amy does a great job with our students, and she does a great job of communicating parents and directors. She is an important member of our lesson staff.
-Kevin Jedele, Head Director of Lake Travis Middle School
Amy Thomas was our horn teacher on our campus for many years. She was a joy to work with all the time. The students enjoyed lessons with her because of her friendly and caring ways. The band directors liked her because the students liked weekly lessons with her and the students became stronger players!
-Mark Reddoch, Director of Frankford Middle School, Plano ISD
My son had the privilege of taking private lessons from Mrs. Thomas
while he was in middle school. Her dedication to her students and passion for music education are unsurpassed. Mrs. Thomas is a masterful teacher and has an amazing way of engaging her students. My son loved the time learning under the direction of Mrs. Thomas.
-Misty Harmon, Ben 2010-’13, Austin ISD
Mrs. Thomas was an invaluable part of my middle and high school career in band. Without her help, I wouldn’t have gained the self-confidence in my abilities as a musician that I left high school with.
-Carissa, student 2006-‘12, Plano ISD
Amy was my private lesson teacher for seven years. Over that time, she provided constant guidance so that
I consistently excelled in my local bands programs as well as region competitions. She also encouraged my pursuit of the drum major position of my high school marching bands. Amy is a patient teacher, and always pushed me to meet my goals. Having recitals for her studio helped to build my confidence when performing in front of others. I would not have become the French horn player I was without having her as a mentor.
-Meghan, student 2003-‘10, Plano ISD
Mrs. Thomas is a wonderful and demanding teacher that will help you up your game. During my several years of tutelage in Plano, I was lucky to have such a coach. I don't regret a minute. I wish the students of Austin area much luck in their brass adventures.
-Adam, student 1999-2001, Plano ISD
Mrs. Thomas made enormous impact in my son, Adam's teen years, both as a musician and a strong lady of character.
-Susan, Adam’s mom
I took private horn lessons from Mrs. Thomas for over five years and had an awesome experience. Mrs. Thomas is a patient, supportive teacher who knows how to push her students to be the best they can. She helped me advance at horn each year and develop a deep appreciation for music that still lives in me today. It was awesome being her student for so long because she was able to really challenge me which helped me get results I was proud of, each year advancing further than the previous. My favorite part of being her student was the recital she conducted each year where all her students would perform solos or duets in front of a crowd of family and friends, and she would perform alongside us. She also helped me sort through college and was an important factor in my decision to be in the Longhorn Band at UT. She impacted me in more ways than just on the horn. I highly recommend working with Mrs. Thomas.
-Rana, student 2002-‘07, Plano ISD