Laura Thompson, flutist and educator


Play the Flute!
Children and adults welcome
Now online - locations in the Hudson Valley and NYC

Call (917) 545-4222 for info

Laura's teaching style emphasizes tone development, musicianship, phrasing, breathing, posture, ear training, sight-reading, scales and technical studies, and practical music theory. Not to mention games and fun facts about music history!

Kids program for children ages 5 and up, traditional Suzuki training including group classes and parent participation.

Learn the music you love at your own pace.

Participate in weekly ensemble classes and annual recitals.

Laura Thompson is a flutist and educator based in NYC and the Hudson Valley. She received her Bachelors and Masters degree in flute performance from Queens College, CUNY where she studied with Samuel Baron and Keith Underwood, and also baroque flute with Jed Wentz in Amsterdam.  

Laura is a certified Suzuki Flute teacher and attends SAA teacher training institutes regularly-- most recently at the Eastern Tennessee Suzuki Institute at Johnson City, taught by institute director Rebecca Paluzzi and Toshio Takahashi, founder of the Suzuki Flute method.

She has worked as a freelance flutist and educator in the New York area since 1991, and is founder and flutist of Bacchanalia Baroque Ensemble, a period instrument group devoted to performances of early music from diverse national styles. Recent orchestral appearances include performances with The Schiller Institute Orchestra, The Garden State Philharmonic, Mid-Atlantic Opera, Green Mountain Opera Festival and the NY Chamber Players.

Laura is director of the flute program at the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for Performing Arts.

 

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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