Cello, Piano, Violin
Caitlin Thomas is an NYC-based cellist, composer, and singer/songwriter hailing from Leonia, New Jersey. She is a child of two professional musicians, and her love of music began as early as it possibly could (rumor has it, she often kept herself awake singing in her crib before even muttering her first words!) Caitlin began her cello studies at age 6, and as a former Suzuki student herself, she has been able to appreciate firsthand the joy of leading a music-driven life. She approaches her students today with the same level of youthful energy and enthusiasm of the six-year-old who asked “if she could play cello like daddy!” No matter the instrument, age, or skill-level, Caitlin strives to connect with her students through music-based games, activities, exercises and stories to build a healthy foundation of patience, encouragement, and empathy.
Caitlin earned her Bachelors from Berklee College of Music, and her M.F.A. from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program. Before COVID, she held the Cello/Guitar chair in the band of the 2nd National Tour of Waitress. Her work has been featured and/or performed at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall, Haswell Greens, Berklee Women’s Musicians Network, and Berklee’s Curtain Up: Original Musical Theater Showcase in 2018 and 2019. Caitlin was a nominee for the Marvin Hamlisch Awards in Original Musical Theater in 2021. Her debut single, Love Me From St. Louis, is available on all streaming platforms. Currently, Caitlin is working on composing music for her full-length musical, Swear By the Moon, written with collaborator Peyton Marion. In her spare time, she enjoys… oh, who are we kidding. Music. She enjoys music in her spare time.