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      About Gregory Thompson

      Gregory Thompson
      Gregory Thompson
      Music Teacher, Expert
      Location: Burke, VA
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Saxophone
      Education: Bachelor of Music Performance: Instrumental Emphasis; Northern Arizona University 2021 Master of Music Performance: Instrumental Emphasis; Northern Arizona University 2023
      Performance Experience: Soloist: 2016-current Chamber Music: 2016-current Concert Band: 2012-2023 Jazz Band: 2012-2018 Symphony Orchestra: 2022 Marching Band: 2016-2018
      Teaching Experience: 3 years
      Teaching Philosophy: To create a respect and desire for musical experiences, teaching to react positively, listen responsively, work cooperatively with others, explore the emotions that various songs or types of music brings them and help them learn to articulate what they feel and why, and participate in a musically sensitive manner by providing a variety of musical experiences for those who will be consumers of music and/or those who will be music professionals.

      Get to know Gregory Thompson

      With 16 years of playing experience, Gregory Thompson, originally born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, currently holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Music Performance: Instrumental Emphasis from Northern Arizona University. He was named the winner of Northern Arizona University’s 2021 Concerto Competition. He was an instructor and graduate assistant for the NAU’s Kitt School of Music for the duration of his graduate degree; teaching private lessons, as well as Woodwind Techniques class. Gregory has been a part of Kitt School of Music’s Wind Symphony for six years, as well as the Jazz I ensemble for three years. He was the saxophone adjudicator for the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) regional band competition Northwest Region for two years. He has also performed with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra for their 2022 season. Along with this, he received second place prize in the 2015 Tempe Youth Center Chamber Ensemble competition. Gregory is currently pursuing his musical performing and pedagogy on the east coast in Virginia.

      Gregory Thompson teaches at:
      5735 Burke Centre Pkwy
      Burke, VA 22015
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