Benjamin Thomason

Department of School of Music

Dir. of TLU Community Music Academy


Contact

Benjamin Thomason
Fine Arts
Phone: 830-372-6448

EMAIL


Education

& Experience

Relocating to Texas from Los Angeles, Ben brings his experience as the Assistant Director of the Suzuki Program at Cornerstone Music Conservatory and 10 years of experience teaching violin to the CMA. He also maintained his own private studio of violin students in Los Angeles and has registered training in Suzuki Violin Units 1-6. Inspired by the legacy of Shinichi Suzuki, Ben is a compassionate and focused violin teacher, partnering with parents to provide a positive learning environment in which students learn important life skills through the challenge of learning to play the violin beautifully.

Ben began to play at the age of 3 in the Boulder, Colorado Suzuki Strings Program, studying with Amy Gesmer-Packman and Dr. William Starr. He earned a B.A. in Violin Performance from Whitman College studying with Dr. Susan Pickett, and a M.M. from California State University, Northridge, studying with Professor Michael Ferril. He has performed as a soloist in Walla Walla, Portland, Pasadena, and Los Angeles, and has been a member of the Walla Walla Symphony, Santa Monica Symphony, and now the Mid-Texas Symphony. He is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, American String Teachers Association, and the Texas Music Educators Association.