William Thompson is the singer songwiter and guitarist of Melbourne pop/rock band Cat-Pirate, www.facebook.com/CatPirateBand - he is also one of the founder members of Bosnian Sevdah and Sephardic band Saray Iluminado http://www.sarayiluminado.com - in which he plays oud and renaissance lute. William is also an accomplished flautist, having played flute for over 30 years, and recently presented a concert of his own compositions for flute with chamber ensemble. He flute plays regularly with the Tin Pot Choro band in Fitzroy North. He is an experienced teacher in many styles and has a particular interest in Early music, songwriting and improvisation. He is currently teaching guitar at Broadford Secondary College, classical guitar at Parkville music school and Balwyn Primary and privately from his home-studio. William is an award winning musician, decorated with the VCA's PRS Award two years in a row (for harmony, aural training, theory and analysis).