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.
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.”