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Here’s what a few students and colleagues had to say about Clayton:

Clayton Thompson has been a wonderful teacher and mentor for both of my sons.  Over the past two years I have seen their confidence and skill set improve dramatically with both the guitar and keyboard/piano.  He has always been open to different types of music that my sons’ are interested  in playing. His expertise with a variety of instruments and extensive knowledge of music and music theatre makes him a wonderful teacher for people of all ages.  I would highly recommend Clayton to anyone who is interested in learning or advancing their music skills.”  Carol F.

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Clayton Thompson is a personable man whose music proclaims his faith.  He works well across generations and encourages church members to be the best possible musicians they can be.  He is a mentor to the youth in the praise band, and because of their respect for him, they learn quickly. Clayton is a teacher at heart.

Clayton is creative in his approach to music for worship.  He takes the germ of an idea and works it into music that is true to the idea but which fits into the rhythm of the worship perfectly. He is a tireless advocate for all things musical.  I highly recommend Clayton Thompson as a leader, teacher, and mentor.”  Rev. Dr. Peggy Click
 
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“Clayton teaches one of our sons the piano and we are very happy with the quality of the lessons as well as the great results! Our son really looks forward to each lesson and Clayton keeps him working hard but having alot of fun at the same time. Very flexible and accomodating to the crazy household schedule that we have. He has taken our beginner musician and really encouraged his love of music – and brought his talent out to shine!”  Kim V

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“Clayton Thompson is an excellent guitar teacher and I would recommend him to anyone. He taught my 12yo daughter to play the guitar over the course of about a year, and she did very well. Mr. Thompson is patient and approachable. He obviously knows the guitar and music in general. 

In addition he let my daughter pick the pieces she wanted to learn which I thought was very perceptive of him. She was much more interested in a contemporary pop piece she recognized and liked and could sing along to, and that definitely helped keep her attention and focus.”  Jane D
 
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“I have known and worked with Clayton Thompson for several years. He is a talented and dedicated musician who brings an array of talents to our music program. His skills as a guitarist, vocalist, composer and arranger are impressive and he has used them to teach both children and adults. He is able to challenge the musicians who work with him while at the same time making sure that they are able to be successful with the music they play.” Elaine Gradowski, Director of Music: Pine Grove UMC, Director:  Community Cantata Choir
 
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