• Currently Thor teaches music to over 800 students ages Kindergarten through 8th grade at Gold River Discovery Center in Rancho Cordova, CA. His past teaching experiences include the Alum Rock District Magnet Jazz Band, Sacramento City Unified School District (band and orchestra), and Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks where he brought back the marching band after a 14 year absence. 

    Thor’s marching experiences include 3 years with the Spirit of Sunnyvale Youth Marching Band (1984-86, trombone and tuba), high school marching band (french horn, trombone and tuba), Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps (1989-92, baritone), and the UCLA marching band. He studied trombone with Chris Brayman, Mark Anderson, and Bill Booth. Thor received his BA in music rom UCLA, CLAD credential from Notre Dame de Namur University, and received a Master of Education degree in Kodaly education at the American Kodaly Institute at Loyola University Baltimore. 

    Thor lives in Folsom with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys cooking for friends and family, and listening to his kids practice.

Last Modified on August 24, 2017