Thomas Graeff

Originally from Tacoma, WA, Thomas Graeff got his start with music at a young age. He began learning guitar at age 10 and soon added bass, drums, and tuba to his musical endeavors. His early musical exposure came primarily in the forms of classic rock and blues, but as a teenager he fell in love with classical music and performed as a classical guitar soloist with his high school orchestra and at state solo/ensemble contest as both a guitarist and tubaist.

Thomas earned a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Western Washington University in 2009 after studying tuba with Dr. Carla Rutschman. During this time he also worked closely with Chuck Israels, studying jazz history, improvisation, and arranging with Israels. During this time he also took guitar lessons with John Stowell, Dave Peterson (Cornish), and Steve Brown (Ithaca).

Thomas loves teaching different instruments and has helped hundreds of students in achieving their musical goals. As a performer, Thomas has played in a majority of the United States and also enjoys working as a recording engineer.