Mr. William Thompson
This is Mr. Thompson's third at Hamilton and 5th year in CPS. Mr. Thompson is an Orff-Schulwerk certified teacher and has been teaching music for over 10 years. He teaches a variety of classes at Hamilton: General Music, Guitar, Musical Theatre and an Orff Ensemble. Mr. Thompson's Rock Band performed at the Illinois Music Educator's Association Conference in January of 2019. The Hamilton Rock Band performed at the Little Kids Rock JamFest at The Metro, Chicago, IL in May of 2018 and will be performing again in May of 2019. Mr. Thompson was a Fund for Teachers Grant winner in 2016 and traveled to Santiago, Chile.
Mr. Thompson earned his Masters of Music from the University of Illinois in 2009 and his Bachelors of Music Education in 2006 from Ohio University. During his summers, he was Head Counselor at New England Music Camp, Sidney ME from 2001-2010.
Mr. Thompson wholeheartedly believes that singers should sound their age, and encourages young singers to preserve their youthful sound to allow their voices to develop naturally. Finally, he believes in communication and the power of the universal language of music.