As a Suzuki Method music teacher Thompson believes in the principle that "every child can" learn to play a musical instrument. She teaches children as young as three years old and has been teaching this method for over 25 years. At Thompson's Music Studio students may learn violin, viola, cello, piano, and guitar.
Thompson studied Music Education at University of South and graduated with a B.A. in News Editing. She played in the University of South Florida Symphony and studied violin with Dr. Andrew Galos. Galos was the first violinist for the NBC orchestra and
first violinist in the NBC Symphony under Arturo Toscanini and concertmaster of Broadway shows including the timeless Guys and Dolls, As a string teacher Mrs. Thompson was Music Director from 1998-2001 at John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg, Fl.
For over 35 years Thompson has played in various orchestras like the Tampa Bay Symphony, the Suncoast Symphony, and the Summit Music Society.
While attending University of South Florida Thompson performed with the USF Symphony Orchestra and was lucky to have performed with professional musicians like Vic Damone, Jane Powell, Al Hirt and guest conductor George Steinbrenner. She also studied violin with Dr. Andrew Galos NBC orchestra's first violinist.