NYC Flute Instruction

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  • Certified Suzuki instructor
  • Convenient location near public transit
  • Over 10 years experience

Flute lessons for kids ages 5 and up

  • Lessons integrate tone development, learning to read music, ear training, posture, breath control, and fun activities and games 
  • Private instruction and ensemble classes at every level
  • NYSSMA coaching and audition preparation
  • Recitals held in winter and spring
  • Flutes available for rental

Laura Thompson, flutist and educator

Laura is a flutist and educator based in New York City , she received her Bachelor and Masters degree in flute performance from Queens College, CUNY, where she studied with Samuel Baron and Keith Underwood. Laura went on to study the baroque flute in Amsterdam, Holland with Jed Wentz and enjoys a varied career playing both modern and baroque flutes.   

A certified Suzuki Flute teacher, Laura attends Teacher Training Institutes regularly, most recently participating in the Eastern Tennessee Suzuki Institute at Johnson City with institute director Rebecca Paluzzi, and Toshio Takahashi, founder of the Suzuki Flute method.

Laura has worked as a flutist and teacher in the New York area since 1991, and is founder and director of Bacchanalia Baroque Ensemble: devoted to performances of early music on period instruments, and the Zephyr Trio: specializing in music for weddings and events. She is also co-director of the Ouluska Pass Chamber Music Festival located in the Adirondack Mountains with her husband, violinist Gregor Kitzis.  

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

Laura is director of the Suzuki Flute program and is a flute Instructor at the Preparatory Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn College as well as maintaining a large private studio in Manhattan.  

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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