Patrick Thompson is the music teacher and band director here at Odyssey Charter School. In 2005, Mr. Thompson graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition. In February of 2005, he began teaching private guitar lessons in Newnan, GA. It was then that he realized his passion to teach music to young people. Since then, he has taught over 15,000 lessons in a variety of string instruments and voice. He has taught general music, band, and chorus since 2009. He is a member of the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), and the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA).