Joining the OPSA violin faculty this September, violinist, and Suzuki specialist, Angela Thompson.
Angela received her Bachelor’s Degree from the National Conservatory of Peru in violin performance. She has played as a soloist with the Cusco Symphony Orchestra and has taken master classes from internationally known violinists, such as Ray Chen and Rachel Barton Pine.
Angela has over a decade of teaching experience. In 2015, she co-founded the Capulitaki School of Music in Lima, Peru, which currently teaches Classical and Latin American traditional music to children of all ages. Her students have participated in musical festivals, concerts, and institutes and have toured various cities throughout Peru. Angela has completed Suzuki training courses for Books 1- 8 as well as numerous enrichment courses with some of the most skilled teachers of our generation including, Nancy Lokken, Marilyn O’Boyle, Ann Montzka, Nancy Jackson, Fernando Piñero, and Carol Dallinger. She has also received training in the Dalcroze and Kodaly methods. She has taught at festivals and institutes around Peru and was the elected Violin Coordinator of the Suzuki Association of Peru from 2015-2017.
Angela loves traveling, her two cats, and learning different styles of music. She occasionally dabbles in amateur theatre and dance.
We hope you will all warmly welcome Angela to our OPSA community!
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