Linda brought Music Together® to Westchester County in 1993, and has been bringing the "Joy of Family Music" to families in Purchase and Croton-on-Hudson ever since. Mrs. Thornton is a certified Music Together Teacher as well as a member of the Director's Leadership Group, and represented Music Together at the North American NAEYC Conference in Toronto in 1998. She is a member of ECMMA.
On staff at the Purchase Children's Center for 13 years as Pre-School Music Specialist and Nursery School Teacher, she now devotes all of her energy to Music Together. After graduating from Bennett College with an A.S. in Child Development, Mrs Thornton studied voice, dance and musical theater in NYC at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and the International School of Dance at Carnegie Hall.
She has sung professionally on stage, in church choirs and clubs, and is listed in Who's Who in Theater for her performance in an Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle.
Mrs. Thornton combines her love of children, her knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice, and her life-long passion for music to teach a class that is educationally sound and enjoyed by all.
Linda lives in Garrison, NY with her handsome cat, Harry. She is on the Board of Directors at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center in Putnam Valley, on the Programming Committee, and also serves as Volunteer and Reception Coordinator. Linda loves to cook and bake for family and friends and enjoys singing with the Dream Choir of the Hudson Valley.
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