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My name is Matthew

Hello world! My name is Matthew Thomas although most people call me "Matt," I don't mind either. I am currently a 22-year old work in progress and I am a dreamer. Throughout most of my life I have been rather uptight, shy, and very insecure. This stemmed from a sense of inferiority, mediocrity and low self-esteem. I overcame that mentality while in college. I met so many wonderful people, involved myself in student activities and as time went on, the fear, insecurity, and timidity was replaced with courage, boldness, and humor. A combination of all of these pulled out the best in me, so here I am! I am energetic, observant, I love fun (the right way), food, laughter, family, sports, movies, hanging out with friends and making new ones.

I recently graduated in May '11 from the University of West Georgia with a B.A. in Economics (the thing that makes the world go 'round). I'm currently pursuing many interests and business ventures with this degree in hand. I've taken special interests in economic development, public finance, government (local, state, and federal), community involvement, manufacturing, financial administration, forecasting (no, not the weather), and ways to create jobs and employment opportunities for all who want and need it. I think any education is used optimally when people are being helped, a positive impact is made, and one simply enjoys what it is they're doing.

Music is my life! I am a pianist and organist. I am the Music Director at Community Fellowship Church in Dalton, GA and it is an absolute delight! I look forward to Sunday mornings playing at the church and I'd take our Thursday evening rehearsals over Six Flags EVERY time, whether it's with the Praise & Worship Team or the Choir. Music to me is a joy, an expression, it's history, it's passion, it's a blessing, it's unity, it's love, it's inspiration, it's communication, it's creativity, and it's a weapon! The beautiful combination of progressions, melodies, chords, scales, and harmonies all lavished with joy and love are medicine to both the ear and the heart. I am now in my third year of studying jazz theory which has truly changed my entire perspective of harmonization, composition, and music overall. Now I can play George Gerwshin and Jerome Kern tunes one minute and quickly switch to the some Fred Hammond or Hezekiah Walker without hesitance! I am also a hip hop and R&B producer. Feel free to give an ear to some of my material: So far I've been privileged to have co-produced two hip hop albums that have both done very well from iTunes sales.

Other than that, there are three pieces of literature that I read daily: The Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Wall Street Journal (trial version online), and the Bible. Can't go without them! I have two obsessions: vinyl records and ties (both neckties and bowties). Seems like everytime I turn around I'm running out of room for all of my records, I'll probably end up writing something about them later here on my blog. The love for ties comes from an inherited love of dressing up. My favorite athletes are Michael Vick, Cam Newton, DeWayne Wade and Derrick Rose. Georgia Bulldog football happens year around in my book. Hot chocolate and mochas prevail and as far as food goes, I am learning to cook from my mother, grandmother, aunties, and church family; and I'll eat anything!

And last on here, but first in my heart, I am in deep and unwavering love with Jesus Christ! He is my Savior, King, Redeemer, Shepherd, Healer, Messiah, Intercessor, High Priest, Example, Foundation, Rock, Security, Identity, and my Conqueror and I could go on and on! I thank Him daily for shedding his precious, matchless, and innocent blood to save my life! He died for my sins and that allows me to call God my Father. My relationship with God is possible only because of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross. This very fact genuinely excites me and that is why I am dedicated to living my life to please Christ and be unashamed of who God has made me to be.

So to sum it all up: I love God and I love people. Welcome to my blog site, Pianomics Inc. Thanks for viewing my page. The content that I will be posting will cover a wide variety of topics from piano and economics to funny stories, awkward experiences and ethics. There will be plenty of Scriptures, music reviews, and my thoughts on what's trending and what's not-so trending. So again, welcome!


Matthew Thomas
Pianomics Inc.


  1. Well said Matt! I look for to hearing from you in the future. Stay with it!

  2. "magis passionem caeli ad spiritus".....My brother Matt. i am more than proud of you for the strides you have taken, the dedication you have allocated, and the passion that which drives you forward. You are an inspiration to all of us here. Thank you for letting your light shine. looking forwarded to hearing of more big things from you! ~ Kid Wayne


  4. Thank you all for the love and support! I promise I won't forget it! Shequitia, Colton, and Dennedy, love ya'll, really appreciate it!

  5. Matt got a surprise for you tomorrow..!!!!!!


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