George Thompson, Music & Performance Arts Director, TERI Inc.


George is an accomplished professional musician with recording and performance history nationwide. He has earned two degrees in anthropology and sociology and worked in the music industry for 15 years. He has produced two albums and worked with singer/songwriters in New York and other locales. During his time as a working musician, George has performed social work and education as a career path.  


Adept at playing multiple instruments (guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, trumpet, piano, vocal, and percussion) he has successfully developed a Music & Performance Arts Program at TERI Inc where he has transformed the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism for the past six years. 

George has written numerous developmentally-appropriate curricula for his participants, and has worked diligently to expand his program by forging partnerships with over 28 music manufactures.  

Over the last two years George has worked closely with Remo and his staff and Music Therapist Terri Wiener, MT-BC to create a curriculum, lesson plans, and video series to provide constructive, stimulating and structured music education and therapeutic activities utilizing drums with Comfort Sound TechnologyTM for individuals/groups with moderate to profound developmental disabilities and autism. 


Dedicated to his craft, George derives personal and professional satisfaction through opening up the world of music as a means of communication for participants most severely affected by their disability.

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