Welcome to WillaThompsonMusic

I am Willa Thompson, a former high school teacher embarked on a second career as a lyricist. My musical journey has had some twists and turns. I was exposed primarily to County Music in my childhood. After a move to Michigan, I grew to love the sounds of Motown and credit much of  my sense of rhyme to those wonderful writers. During my teaching career in WV I incorporated music into my various classes.
Deciding to venture farther into music after retirement, I returned to my country roots, writing and recording in Nashville through the Artist Development Network. I find so many ways to learn and grow as a musician via the internet, including the blogs of other musicians, free classes at Coursera, and, of course, networking with others following a similar path. This site offers me a chance to share my music (and through it, myself) with the larger community of music lovers.