Shane Thomas (piano)
Shane lives in Surrey and wanted to play the piano from the age of three. He did not receive any formal lessons until he was ten; however his determination to learn resulted in him teaching himself to play. Shane also loves composing his own music and has written over 50 pieces, many of which he is able to play instantly without requiring any practice. His fantastic musical memory also enables him to play long musical extracts by ear after only one listening. Last year, Shane passed his Trinity College Grade 8 exam with distinction and now aged 11, Future Talent has given Shane funding to allow him to continue with regular piano lessons. This has helped him to develop his music reading skills and it has also enabled him to work on more technical aspects of his playing which he is greatly enjoying.