Search 74,308 tutors
FIND TUTORS

William T.

Bill (piano teacher)

Vallejo, CA (94591)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$60.00
Email William T.

You don't pay for tutoring
unless you find a good fit!

Background Check Status for William T.

William T. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to William, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.

William's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Homeschool:
Piano more »
Music:
Ear Training more »
Music Theory
Piano more »

Email William

Send William a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed William or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

(ex: algebra, chemistry)
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive Responses From Additional Tutors

If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

All of William’s current tutoring subjects are listed at the left. You can read more about William’s qualifications in specific subjects below.

Ear Training

Ear training was part of my college curriculum as a music major (B. Mus. in piano performance, San Francisco State; ear training really didn't enter into the Master's program.) I have included ear training, based on the Kodaly method modified for purposes of piano instruction, in my teaching since the 1970's.

Piano

I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in piano performance from San Francisco State University. I have been teaching piano privately since about 1970, and have been on the faculty of the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and the Vallejo Conservatory of Music. I have extensive experience as piano soloist and accompanist, as church organist, and in musical theater.

As teaching materials for beginners I use the Frances Clark "Music Tree" series for students up to about age 10; Palmer and Lethco's "Creating Music" for students aged 11 to 14; and Glover's "Adult Piano Student" for older students. In addition all students play Bartok's "Mikrokosmos" and other supplementary materials which can vary according to their interests. I prefer these books because of the generally high quality of the music; because, although they progress more slowly than some other books at the beginning, students trained in this way become very good readers; and because they respect the development of the hands: students are never required to do anything they haven't been physically prepared for. However, transfer students who have started with other methods can continue using the books they have for the time being.

back to top

Email William

Send William a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed William or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

(ex: algebra, chemistry)
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive Responses From Additional Tutors

If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

Approved Subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet certified in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.