Musician. Clarinet player. Teacher.
A passionate and exciting musician,
Mia Thompson is a clarinet performer and teacher currently based in the Los Angeles area.
Have a quick listen!
Here are brief excerpts of Mia performing. Go to the "Recordings" page to hear more!
What Parents and Students Are Saying
Here are brief excerpts so you can hear Mia performing! Go to the "Recordings" page to listen to and watch more!
Mia does a great job navigating approaches to tone, technique, and musicality. She strikes a good balance consistently challenging a student without overloading them, which is an impressive feat.
Our daughter has worked with Mia for 4 years. She is so caring and knowledgeable and has really been great with Sloan from the 'tweens' into the 'teens'. She has really grown and improved quickly and consistently. We were thrilled when she offered Zoom lessons, as it makes scheduling all that much more flexible.
In the short amount of time Mia has been teaching me, I've gotten a lot better with my voicing and tone. If you're looking to adopt a more sweet and mature sound, I would definitely recommend Mia. She encompasses it all: from technical aspects such as rhythms, scales, arpeggios, and timing to teaching how to feel the true emotion and story of a piece. You can tell Mia feels passionately about what she teaches, and it's contagious. I look forward to learning something new every lesson.
Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, it never hurts to remember where you started. Mia has consistently raised my ability by improving on the basics while also encouraging musicality. She's given new direction to how I view a piece and is a fountain of knowledge for anyone interested in learning the clarinet.
If you're interested in private lessons with Mia, sign up for a
FREE 30-minute consultation lesson! Go to the "Lessons" page to learn more.
Check out my latest article!
I enjoy writing about and sharing my experiences in being a modern musician. I especially want to shed light on the less conventional and less discussed aspects of being musician. Go to my "Blog" page to read more of my articles!
On Taking Risks: Practice on the Edge of Disaster
There are many ways to take risks in music, some on the instrument and some off. When it comes to taking risks on the instrument, the keys are to know what it is you want to communicate with the music you’re playing and experiment with as many ways of playing a phrase as possible. Then just go for it! Practice performing without any judgement from yourself. Play for fun, even if there are mistakes.