From the tender age of nine, Ian Thomas began his love affair with music. Taking on piano lessons he quickly developed a natural gift that steadily grew. By 12 he had progressed so rapidly that he opened Ian Thomasband in 1985 and commenced instructing. In 1989 Ian Thomas received national recognition, winning first place on the Nine Networks National TV Talent Quest, New Faces. Over the intervening years Ian Thomas has continued to instruct his own students, perform live at a wide variety of venues, assist other music studios, support local community organisations and churches as pianist/keyboardist, as well as write her own compositions.During his time at his music studio, Ian Thomashas gained an expansive background in teaching students from all different ages, skill levels and abilities. With student’s ages ranging from three to 88, Ian Thomas has developed an innovative range of unique teaching aids for both students and teachers.More recently, Ian Thomas has completed a Bachelor of Music, specialising in performance and pedagogy at the Elder Conservatorium of Music at Adelaide University. Currently, He is undertaking a Masters Degree in performance and pedagogy at the same university.