Thomas Carpenter studied Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University from 2001-2007. He attended Minnesota State College Southeast Technical-Red Wing from 2007-2008 where he graduated with a Band Instrument Repair degree. He opened C and C Band Instrument Repair in 2008 with colleague Justin Cooper. He has also instructed classes on band instrument repair at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He has also been a member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians since 2008.