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Laura Thompson is a flutist and educator based in New York City.

Laura received her Bachelor and Masters degree in flute performance from Queens College, CUNY where her teachers were Samuel Baron and Keith Underwood, with further studies on baroque flute in Amsterdam, Holland with Jed Wentz.

Laura is a certified Suzuki Flute teacher and attends teacher training institutes regularly, most recently in Tennessee taught by Toshio Takahashi, founder of the Suzuki Flute method.

Laura has worked as a freelance flutist and a teacher for 20 years, she is founder and flutist of Bacchanalia Baroque Ensemble, which is devoted to performances of early music on period instruments, and the Zephyr Trio, which specializes in music for weddings and events. She is co-director of the Ouluska Pass Chamber Music Festival with her husband, violinist Gregor Kitzis.  

Recent orchestra appearances include performances with The Garden State Philharmonic, Mid-Atlantic Opera, 
 Mountain Opera Festival and the NY Chamber Players.

Laura is director of the Suzuki Flute program at the Preparatory Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn College and has dedicated many years to teaching both children and adults.  


Professional memberships: 

National Association for Music Educators
Suzuki Association of the Americas
New York Flute Club
National Flute Association
Early Music America
Chamber Music America



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