kthomsen03@hamline.edu
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Contact Info

Kathy Thomsen
651 523-2361
Drew Fine Arts Center 113
Hamline University 0229
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Kathy Thomsen

Professor

Contact Info

Kathy Thomsen
651 523-2361
Drew Fine Arts Center 113
Hamline University 0229
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Biography

Dr. Kathy Thomsen is a pianist, conductor and specialist in Dalcroze eurhythmics, a movement-based approach to music education. Her teaching focuses on developing musical understanding and musicianship skills in all students. Hamline students, from beginners to advanced music majors, can participate in eurhythmics in several courses Dr. Thomsen teaches. She presents Dalcroze workshops throughout the country for conductors, music educators, piano teachers, and music students.

Teaching Style

In Dr. Thomsen’s classes students learn about music by making and responding to music – singing, playing, improvising, composing, listening, moving, and analyzing. All students, regardless of their level of experience, can find a place at Hamline to make music and improve their own musicianship.

“I believe people are inherently musical. My teaching focuses on helping students discover their innate musicality, expanding and refining it to whatever extent they desire.”

-Kathy Thomsen