Thomas Green—Biography 2022
Thomas Green served as The Royal Conservatory’s Chief Examiner from 2007 to 2020 and as Pedagogy Specialist from 2015 to 2021. He has conducted examinations and presented workshops on behalf of The Royal Conservatory and has adjudicated at music festivals across North America. In addition, he has served as Lead Facilitator for The Royal Conservatory’s online Teacher Certification courses and has facilitated online courses on Elementary-, Intermediate- and Advanced-level Piano Pedagogy. More recently, he served on the repertoire selection committee for the 2022 Royal Conservatory Piano Syllabus.
Dr. Green maintains a flourishing studio of elementary-, intermediate- and advanced-level students in Windsor, Ontario, where he also teaches piano and theoretical subjects at the Académie Ste Cécile. As a teenager, he studied piano under Clifford Poole at The Royal Conservatory and was top prize winner in Kiwanis Music Festivals in Toronto, Chatham, Windsor and Montréal. A former Editor-in-Chief of The Frederick Harris Music Company, he holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a Master’s in Performance from the Université de Montréal, where he studied piano under Yvonne Hubert and accompaniment under John Newmark. He holds a Ph.D. in Music History from Brandeis University, where he completed a dissertation on the compositional process of Jean-Philippe Rameau under the direction of Bach-and-Mozart specialist Robert Marshall.
Dr. Green has held Visiting Lecturer positions in music history at McGill University and The University of Toronto, and for many years taught music history and theory at The University of Windsor. His research interests include the history of performance practice and the history of pedagogy, and he has given presentations on both at national and international conferences.
Thomas Green is an Adler Certified Professional Coach who enjoys working with students toward achieving their full potential.