Biography of Thomas J. Reynolds
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Reynolds, Thomas J., the well known musician and orchestra leader of Hoosick Falls, was born at Dundee, Scotland, in 1870, of a family distinguished for their musical ability. He came to America in 1881. Mr. Reynolds began the study of music at the age of nine years; the violin being naturelly his favorite instrument. He was placed under the instruction of the late Prof. Andrews; later he studied with some of the best teachers in Troy and afterwards with Felix Winternitz, the celebrated Austrian violin soloist. In 1890 he commenced the study of clarinet under E. S. Thornton of Troy, and afterward studied banjo, mandolin and guitar with V. W. Smith of Troy. He has at present a class of nearly one hundred performers. In 1895 he was married to Miss Antoinette Cahill of Hoosick Falls, who is also a musician. Prof. Reynolds is a very successful and popular teacher and his fine orchestra of twenty pieces is in frequent demand.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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