Thomas Allen graduated from the Jacobs School of Music in Piano Performance with an Outside Field in Russian Music. He also completed a one-year Certificate Program in Injury-Preventive Keyboard Technique at Salem College. Thomas has studied with world-renowned teachers such as Barbara Lister-Sink, Shigeo Neriki, Evelyne Brancart and Luba Dubinsky, and is highly trained in piano performance, music theory, conducting, choir, accompaniment, and aural skills. He is a strong advocate and teacher of injury prevention for musicians, and he enjoys teaching piano to all levels and ages. Thomas regularly performs different styles of music, including classical, musical theater, pop, rock, jazz, and liturgical. In addition, he is currently studying orchestral conducting with Toshiyuki Shimada, conductor of the Yale Symphony Orchestra.