Peter H. Thompson

I am a professional Musician & Artist Teacher.
My aim is to offer a course of study to all ages and abilities based on their desire to learn.
I encourage my students to obtain the highest goals to the best of their ability, and to instill the Joy of Music into their lives.
I come from artistic & musical family.
Both my Mother(Rachel A. Sponsel attended Julliard in 1934) & Father were pianists.
My father was also an artist & chemical engineer.


37.2638319, -122.023004

Saratoga, CA (95070)

Full Name:
Peter Thompson
Contact Phone:
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Institutional Affiliation:

Music Teachers' Association of CA Santa Clara Co. Branch President 2009-2011
VOCE MTAC State Chair 2003-09
Local 153 American Federation of Musicians
San Jose since 1976
Conductor Polyphony (Youth)Chamber Orchestra. Cupertino CA

Music Styles:
Classical, Musical Theater, Show
Instrument/Voice Types Taught:
Violin & Viola
Age Ranges:
Middle School
High School
5 to 55

B.M.Violin Performance & Strings w/Honors
University of Pacific Conservatory of Music
Violin w/ Warren Van Bronkhorst
Postgrad.Studies Mannes College of Music New York City w/ William Kroll Violin & Viola
Masters Candidate Music Theory Queens College
Viola w/ Gennady Kleiman S.F. Symphony

Years Teaching:
Lesson Rate:
30 min. wkly. per month $160, 45 min.$240,1hr $310
Teaching Method:

Traditional offering Certificate of Merit MTAC

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