Linda brought Music Together® to Westchester County in 1993, and is celebrating her 23rd year of bringing The Joy of Family Music® to families in Purchase and Croton on Hudson. She taught the program at The Bennett Conservatory of Music in Croton from 1994 to 2007. 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 Study, 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 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 stimulating and enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Thornton lives in Garrison, NY with her family and ever-changing household of cats.
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