Thomas earned his Master of Music degree from the University of Toronto in 2022 and his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Alberta, graduating in June 2020. He was the recipient of the U of T Fellowship in Music in the first year of his studies and the Nour Private Wealth Award in the second year of his studies at the University of Toronto. During his time at the University of Toronto he studied with Megan Hodge as well as the Associate Principal of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Vanessa Fralick. At the University of Alberta he studied with members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Kathryn Macintosh, John McPherson, and Chris Taylor, as well as the Principal Trombonist of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Erik Hongisto, as well as Alden Lowrey. He won the University of Alberta Concerto Competition in 2019, was a runner-up in the same competition in 2018 and was awarded the Harvard Broadcasting Award in his first year of studies at the University of Alberta.