Heidi Thurmond -- (Flute, Piano, VIVO) is a founding faculty member teaching both flute and piano and our Lead Teacher for VIVO.
  • Heidi received a Master of Music Therapy degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas
  • While in Kansas, Heidi worked for the Early Childhood Autism Program, providing in home therapy to children and adolescents with autism.
  • A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree specializing in flute performance
  • Her flute teachers have included Francile Bilyeu (VCU), Susan West, Emily Skala of the Peabody Conservatory and the Baltimore Symphony, Chris Ertell, and Mary Boodell of the Richmond Symphony
  • She is an active freelance performer, providing music for weddings, church services, and special events throughout the greater Richmond area
  • Heidi is an active member of Huguenot Road Baptist Church (HRBC). She serves in the children’s ministry, sings in the adult choir and performs with the HRBC Festival Orchestra
  • She enjoys working as a Pre-K teacher and leading music classes for the Child Development Center at HRBC
  • A longtime resident of Midlothian, Heidi has attended Robious Elementary and Middle Schools and Midlothian High School
  • Heidi is happily married to Jon, and the proud mother of two beautiful boys, Jacob and Daniel


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