About Jim Thomas

In addition to lessons, Jim provides consultation in instrument selection, instrument repair, educational materials, preparation for higher education in music, recording, writing, arranging and performing.


  • Began writing and arranging music in 1968.
  • Music study experience includes private lessons, personal research, Cumberland County College, Millersville University, private study with concert artist and Master Classes.
  • Teaching since 1980. Students have ranged from beginning to professional performers.
  • Mentored and taught music teachers, performers and recording artists.
  • Directed duos and ensembles.
  • Professional performance experience includes bands, song writing, pre-recorded and live TV performance, classical duos, classical ensembles, finger style jazz guitar and 12 years as a solo classical guitarist.
  • Proprietor of Thomas Music Co., specializing in music education since 1989.
  • Co-owner of FirstGuitar, providing instruments and educational resources for students of the guitar.
  • Over 20 years of retail experience in musical instruments and educational materials.
  • Consultation in instrument selection, instrument repair, educational materials, preparation for higher education in music, recording, writing, arranging and performing.

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(717) 295-4688

jim@firstguitar.com

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