Drummer and percussionist Meg Thomas has performed in musical realms that range from rock to calypso, avant-garde to spoken word, Latin-jazz to punk, and dance ensembles to percussion ensembles.
Meg has acquired years of performance, recording, and teaching experience. She has toured the U.S. and Europe and played with Grammy winners and countless artists that span many genres of music. In addition to having obtained a degree in Music, performing in a wide spectrum of musical settings has helped contribute to her creativity and unique approach to each new musical endeavor. Her drum and percussion set-ups range from the traditional ideas to unique set-ups that incorporate a vast range of percussion instruments.
Meg won runner-up "Rising Star Percussionist" in Drum! Magazine's 2010 Drummie Awards and was named "Musician of the Month" for January 2013 by the Chicago Music Guide.
Meg is part of the the Vic Firth drumstick and mallet company's Education Team as a Vic Firth Private Drum Teacher, teaches lessons out of her studio in Chicago, and has been a panelist for education seminars and panels. Meg teaches private lessons for drum set, congas, bongos, snare drum, djembe, classical percussion, timbales, among other percussion instruments as well as to anyone who is interested in learning to read music, improve their rhythm, or wants to work on music notation. Meg founded and runs the Chicago Women's Drumming Group.
Meg’s love of music and it’s healing properties has led her into the field of Sound Healing. She has two certifications for sound healing and sound therapy. She offers sound healing sessions for individuals and groups.