Thomas’ journey into the world of entertainment started at the age of four, followed by a first piano concert two years later. He studied classical piano for ten years at the Bremen Conservatory, always with very good grades from the main subject teachers and the examination board over the years. He also intensified his piano-playing skills through private lessons.
His music teachers include the pianist and educator Božidar Barković (studied with the well-known composer and ethnomusicologist Professor Vlado Milošević), the pianist Misaki Matsumoto from Japan (studied with Professor Luciano Ortis) and the pianist Dagmar Krug. He also gave many public piano concerts as a soloist and accompanist.
The path then led him to the ‘queen of instruments’: the church organ. Under the guidance of church music director Wilfried Langosz, he completed an apprenticeship as a church musician.
The next goal was to learn more instruments. Thus, he devoted himself to the play of soprano and tenor saxophone and flute, taking private lessons from jazz and classical teacher Frank Schöttl (studied with US saxophone legend Herb Geller).
At this stage, his passion was sparked by the desire to actively become a creative part of the world of entertainment. The first compositions and productions of his own projects were created.
Over time, the initially available-only-in-16-track midi sequencer developed into a fully-equipped professional studio.
After high school Thomas studied musicology at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, where his tutor Klaus Ignatzek, an exceptional European pianist and jazz composer, significantly expanded his musical horizon into this genre.
He gained extensive experience already before and during his studies with regular appearances as a live musician and bandleader in the renowned six-member Gala & Showband APOLLO.
A degree in business administration with a focus on marketing and financial controlling at the City University of Applied Sciences in Bremen followed.
The final thesis dealt with the topics music and media – in particular with the legal aspects with regard to copyright and media law, industrial property rights (trademark law), licensing law and contract design. He completed these with an ‘excellent’ grade.
The offer to make his well-founded scientific expertise the subject of a doctoral thesis is also on the agenda.
As a speaker, Thomas lectures on music and media at various universities and seminars.