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CJ Thompson is a dedicated musician teaching private in-home guitar, bass, piano, woodwind, and string lessons in the Dallas area.
Collin College
Associate of Arts: Jazz Guitar Performance
Southern Methodist University
Bachelor of Arts
CJ Thompson
Guitar, Bass, Piano, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, Banjo, Mandolin


CJ Thompson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, songwriter, and educator based in Dallas, Texas.

Raised in Royse City, Texas, CJ started studying music at a very young age. He started playing clarinet in the middle school band, for which he won many accolades as he continued to play through high school. While studying clarinet, CJ picked up other woodwinds for doubles in his school's jazz band.

CJ picked up a guitar in high school, as many young men do, and immediately realized it was his voice. At that moment, the guitar consumed every free moment he had as he learned as many songs, riffs, licks, and solos as he could. Thanks to the guitar opening up his concept of harmony, CJ started studying jazz and improvisation.

While in college at Southern Methodist University, pursuing his degree in Political Science, he played saxophone in the marching band and continued for four years. During this time, CJ began meeting other musicians in the Dallas jazz and neo-soul scene. He went on to study jazz guitar with Pete Weise at Collin College, where he went on to earn a degree in Jazz Performance. CJ received both annual Outstanding Jazz Guitar Awards at The Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival in a single year for performances in large and small ensembles.

After a decade of experience as an educator, CJ has taught hundreds of students in group, private, and even online lessons. His teaching method focuses on equipping his students with the knowledge, ear training, and confidence to teach themselves anything they want to learn. CJ's ultimate goal as an educator is to demystify music and give students the tools to be lifelong musicians and lifelong learners.

CJ tours with his band, Prophets and Outlaws, nationwide. He now freelances as a musician, both live and in the studio, and producer when he's not on tour with Prophets and Outlaws.

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