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Arthur had the extreme honor of being named BEATS Magazine’s Breakout Artist of the Year for 2023. Click the length above to see the issue and read Arthur’s interview!
Listen to Arthur’s single “Smile” featuring Mindi Abair on saxophone. Smile made it on the Top 100 Songs of 2023!
Arthur is a distinguished author. Click above to check out his work and to purchase his latest novel, “The Lion in the Mason Jar”.
Arthur is passionate about always giving back. Click above to learn about his latest campaign “We Can BEAT Cancer”.
Arthur has a heart for our youth and takes his Drums Speak©️ school program all over the world.
Follow Arthur’s YouTube channel @arthurized64 to see his music videos and live performances!
Click above to purchase your own Arthurized©️ apparel! We have hats, leggings, tees, sweatshirts, patches, drum sticks, and books available!
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Arthur Thompson- a Tulsa native who now resides in Nashville, Tennessee- is a drummer, percussionist, singer, songwriter, producer, author, designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. He was the drummer for the late Wayman Tisdale. Singer/songwriter Toby Keith recorded the song “Crying for Me” in honor of Wayman. Arthur recorded and performed this song with Toby Keith, along with Dave Koz and Marcus Miller. It was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011. Arthur currently performs all over the world with Mindi Abair and many other artists, including Dave Koz on the yearly Dave Koz & Friends at Sea Cruise.
Deeply moved by the realities faced by at-risk children, as well as the drastic reduction of music and arts education in schools today, Arthur created Math & Music©, a curriculum that relates basic mathematical concepts with musical notes and scales incorporating repetitive auditory memorization skills. This rhythmic approach to learning uses engaging characters created by Arthur. Math & Music© helps make learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fun for all children. This curriculum has been taught in Oklahoma, Texas, and California. Arthur also takes his life-changing curriculum to the children of Uganda, Africa and Nicaragua. As part of a yearly Medical Global Outreach “Power of a Nickel”, Arthur has donated his time and his resources to these children by teaching them his curriculum and training and equipping their teachers.
For over 10 years, he was a co-founder and a director of the Promises for Families© Foundation, which provided summer camps and school programs for children and youth with an incarcerated parent. Arthur has a passion for working with at-risk youth. He has created a way to mix music and education by energizing, engaging, and inspiring children. He uses his gift of music, movement, and storytelling to touch the lives of hundreds of children each and every day. Arthur uses his drums as an instrument for positive change. He has an immense passion for both his music and the children that he works with on a daily basis.
Arthur spent over 20 years as an elementary/middle school teacher and band director. He has created, grown, and developed music programs at numerous schools all over the country. When he is not traveling the world with his music, Arthur can be found teaching his Drums Speak school program all over the country. This program combines two of his passions: drumming and the youth!