Patty Thompson

Piano - Oboe - Vocal Instructor


I have been playing piano and oboe for 35 years. Currently I am accompanying the Elco Chorus,
and student Issma and Contest recipients, and also substitute for area churches. I have 10 years
experience in working with Jr. High Choirs and students. I have taught over 25 years ranging
from preschool to adult students. I attended Memorial High School under the direction of Donald
Litherland, where I was involved in Marching, Concert, Symphonic Band, Orchestra and Choir. I
studied piano with Raymond Weaver, and studied Oboe with Donald VanDoren. At Bethel
College I performed in the Concert Choir and accompanied and sang on a Gospel Team.


Memorial High School
Bethel College Bachelor of Arts: Studied piano performance, and applied music.


I specialize in teaching children. Every child is different in what they want to learn, and how they
will best learn. Some are extremely serious others just want to have fun. I let my students
choose the music they will learn in their lesson. I give incentives for hard work and a good
practice schedule. But above all I want them to have fun and be the best they can be! I
encourage all my students to be involved in a yearly recital.


PHONE: 574-830-­5538

$17 / half hour