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About Ross Thompson

Ross Thompson
Ross Thompson
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Alexandria, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet
Education: Bachelor of Music, Professional Program
Performance Experience: Freelance experience in many genres in the Washington D.C. area since 2014
Teaching Experience: Private Teacher since 2013
Teaching Philosophy: I enjoy working with students of all levels to help them express themselves through music! Brass playing involves strength, coordination and efficiency. Beginner students can work on acquiring a good grasp of basic techniques as well as good time and good note reading/music theory skills. I also enjoy working with more advanced students, working with them to achieve the efficiency and power they need for success. Any student can find success with enough hard work, determination, and joy!

Get to know Ross Thompson

Ross Thompson is a multifaceted performer and educator on the trumpet in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Ross is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park School of Music where he studied with Chris Gekker and Steve Hendickson. He also studied the James Stamp method of trumpet playing for two summers at the Oberlin Trumpet Workshop with Roy Poper and Arto Hoornweg.


Ross  has been teaching private lessons since 2013. His students have seen success in Maryland All-State Band, Solo and Ensemble festivals and the National Trumpet Competition. Ross can be found playing in a number of varied musical groups including the Chesapeake Orchestra, Magic Ray Jazz, the gospel group Urban Street Level, and the ‘60s R&B group One Trick Pony. 

Ross Thompson teaches at:
4664 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302
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