Amanda Thorstad is a skilled multi-instrumentalist with a performance background in concert percussion and drums. Originally from the Midwest, Amanda holds a music degree from St. Olaf College, where she toured extensively with the St. Olaf Band and Orchestra and was regularly featured as a principal performer and soloist. She has since performed with a variety of professional and semi-professional symphonic ensembles in Minnesota and the DC metro area.

Amanda has a music teaching background in percussion, drums and piano. She has additional expertise in early childhood education, primarily among children with special needs. Amanda strives to combine the inherently fun nature of drums and percussion with a strong emphasis on developing proper performance technique and a general understanding of music theory.

Amanda teaches Wednesdays