Edmonds C. College
I began private saxophone Lessons at the age of 5. I completed 11 years of training from teachers at The University of Washington and Blackstone Music School of Seattle. I performed in symphonic and jazz ensembles in high school and college and went on to perform professionally in live music acts starting 1979 to present. Also in this period I taught grade, elementary, jr. high, and high school students on saxophone, flute, guitar, and song writing. Along with all of this I have considerable accomplishments in composition, record sales, and entertainment management.
I have some background in counselling, which has enabled me to treat each student individually and respect their particular process of learning. I am truly a people person and enjoy meeting new people in my work.
Additional Experience includes: Years of experience working in Music Stores both a Salesmen and in Management. I have a great deal of experience with various musical instruments and sound reinforcement equipment. All of my experience has proven valuable when applied to my teaching.
I began private saxophone Lessons at the age of 5. I completed 11 years of training from teachers at The University of Washington and Blackstone Music School of Seattle. I performed in symphonic and jazz ensembles in high school and college and went on to perform professionally in live music acts starting 1979 to present. Also in this period I
Bill has done an amazing job with my son. My son has worked with Bill for about 9 months and the quality of his playing has improved drastically. He pushes my son in a positive way to do his best and to grow as a musician. We are very happy with the progress our son has made under Bill's teaching.
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I had 11 years of private instruction on saxophone, a close relative to The Flute, prior to 3 years of Private Flute Lessons from Teachers from The University of Washington. Many principles of Saxophone are directly applicable to Flute. I performed flute in High School Jazz Band for one year and Shoreline C. College Symphonic Band for one year. Also performed professionally on Flute as well and I have had flute students in the past. I use the RUBANK method book for teaching flute.
If you refer to my 'Saxophone' background on WyzAnt, you'll see that I have several years of experience with reading music. This of course transfers to my abilities as a guitar player and teacher.
I started 'Guitar' lessons at the age of 14. I took private lessons for 2 years and as I had an established background in music playing the saxophone, I continued learning and performing 'Guitar' on my own.
I performed in a few Live Music Bands playing guitar, starting in 1980.
I am confident to accept 'starting to intermediate' Guitar Students. I am prepared to teach them starting level scales, and chords. I can teach them how to learn basic chord progressions for songs. If requested, I can teach 'Song Writing' both music and lyrics, as well. I have written and recorded several original compositions that are on CD.
I started private saxophone lessons at the age of 5 until 16 with instructors from the University of Washington. Performed in school bands and in College. Received command performance awards and local entertainer awards. I have taught private music lessons off and on since 1976. All ages. I have also performed professionally for over 30 years and have background in recording and composition. I believe each student requires an individual evaluation and approach to teaching. Learning music should be fun :)
I am an accomplished music Composer, Arranger, and Lyricist. Also have written Commercial Jingles.
Started composing music at the age of 16, about the same time I started playing guitar.
Continued writing songs, played guitar, sang in a trio 1980-1984, and submitted demo recordings to major labels, Columbia, Atlantic, and Geffen to name a few.
Completed courses in Theory at Shoreline C. College. Have written several Original Compositions, mostly , R&B, Rock, Blues and Jazz oriented compositions. This material was professionally recorded on compact disc, sold in the Greater Seattle area, and performed live by; "The Charles White Band", "Mary McPage", as well as other local entertainers.
Currently have a Song available on TUNECORE.
I will provide MP3 Audio File Samples upon request.