Thomas created the trombone stand adaptation that the team will be working on. He has particular skills in engineering, design and playing the trombone.
"Even though I am not a professional musician, music is a great passion for me. As an amateur trombonist I have been playing the trombone for about 40 years. I fell in love with this instrument when I was a little boy and I have been admiring its sound, sovereignty, versatility and its most beautiful shape among all other brass instruments up to these days. I am aware the importance of music in my life. Music making is much more than just to feel good. Especially trombone playing is a daily challenge, promoting the combination of coordination, concentration and is strengthening physical and mental health. An other passion of mine is technology, which has accompanied me all my life. I love to solve technical difficulties, so there are two passions coming together in this project. Music should be for everyone. I started thinking about the task of one-handed playing when I was inspired by the challenge on the website of the OHMI Trust. I realised the exclusion of impaired people due to the lack of adapted instruments. It is highest time to continue the development of instruments and adaptations, so disadvantaged people can also have access to music making like their peers. This event is a perfect possibility to develop my adaptation to a affordable kit and it is my wish that more people can make their experience with a life accompanying instrument like the trombone."