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Theous Jones

They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Musician. An inspirational artist, Theous Terryel Jones has earned his reputation as a talented drummer, notable music educator, and skillful performer. From live gigs to his dedication to music education and more, Theous continues to touch fans around the world with his distinct and enjoyable musical style!

2023: Now offering in-person Drum Set & Percussion or Piano lessons! See "lessons" for more information.

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May 22nd 2022

Got To Be NC Festival 
NC State Fair Grounds
Live Jazz 6-7pm

Drum Kit

Harmonic Knowise

June 3rd 2022

Live Music

Spaceway Brewing Taproom

Rock Mount, NC

Evening: 7-9pm

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Able Jones Trio

June 15th 2022

Live Jazz
Speakeasy "on main"
Carrboro, NC



August 6th 2022

Live Music

Elkin's Hidden Amphitheater

Elkin, NC


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Music Tells A Story

Theous Jones is a highly respected freelance drum set player, percussionist & educator residing in Durham, NC. His musical journey began on the alto saxophone down in Dublin, GA. After playing alto throughout middle school he later moved to Danville, Virginia, in 2002 to attend Tunstall High School where his drumming career blossomed. Under the direction of Debra and Tim Bray, Theous started playing the snare, percussion, & drum set in the H.S marching & concert band. Other avenues include piloting the drum​ set in the award winning scholastic world-class concert percussion group “Tunstall Concert Ensemble”. He also held battery captain in the six-time Winter Guard Percussion world championship finalist “Virginia Helmsmen” under the instruction of Tim Bray. 

After graduating HS 2005 Theous later moved to Durham, NC where he received his B.A Music degree in jazz studies-performance from North Carolina Central University December '10. Under the direction of Thomas Taylor, he took Theous's jazz drumming to another level. While attending North Carolina Central Theous played in the percussion ensemble , jazz combo groups, university jazz ensemble, and held principal percussionist in the Chapel Hill Philharmonic Orchestra. In playing with the university jazz ensemble, Theous got the opportunity to perform at: Jazz on the Hill festival in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (May 2009), the Detroit Jazz Festival,  IAJE Conference Toronto, Canada, Jazz at Lincoln Center and also performed along side Artist Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo at the 55th Annual Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. 

These days Theous plays all over North Carolina and Eastern U.S. in a variety of jazz ensembles and bands. ​Various artist Theous performs with include: Calvin Edwards Trio, Ira Wiggins Quartet, Lynn Grisset, Boulevard Ensemble, ​Funktion Band, Ernest Turner, ​& his own jazz collective DreamRoot. Outside of live performing Theous has played drum​ set ​roles in notable studio recordings including Yesterdays and Forever- NCCU jazz ensemble, Arrival- NCCU vocal jazz ensemble, At the Precipice - Lionel Lyles Quintet and more. He is the owner and operator of  Music and Rock School based in Apex.  Theous is endorsed by Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets. Also being a fitness enthusiast he presented his workshop “Musicians & Nutrition” at the Give The Drummer Some benefit concert held on the campus of North Carolina Central University August ‘16.

Theous's music, teaching, and performing has led him to even landing a role on Fox's Drama series film "Our Kind of People" which has aired on Netflix, Hulu, Fox and other platforms. 

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Piano or Drumset & Percussion

-All Ages & All Levels!

-Special Needs Students (ASD, Developmental, etc).

-Month to Month Tuition

-1 on 1 instruction! 

-Jazz, Classical, Pop, Rock, Worship, & many other genres. 

- Learn to read music and understand theory! 

Lessons are offered at my home studio in Grove Park - Durham NC

Monday-Friday between 3-9pm. 

Email for all "serious" inquiries. 

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30 min lessons

Piano or Drumset/Percussion

All levels 

45 min lessons

Piano or Drumset/Percussion

All Levels 

60 min lessons

Piano or Drumset/Percussion

All Levels 

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