William has been a brass specialist and pianist in the Philadelphia area for the past 7 years and
has been teaching for the past 5 years. Growing up in Cheltenham, PA, he started playing the
trombone, his main instrument, at the age of 9. Before long, he became obsessed with jazz,
inspired by the likes of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and JJ Johnson to name a few. It was his
influences that inspired William to strive for musical virtuosity and professionalism, and, by age
16, he set out to become a professional musician to share his music with the world. While he
was studying in Temple University’s renowned Jazz Studies program, William began teaching
students of all different ages, instruments, and backgrounds out of his home. He believes that
everyone with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for music can learn to play music, and his
instruction has always been tailored to the needs of his students. Since he started teaching
from his home, he has gone on to teach at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz as well as guest
speak and teach for various high school ensembles in the greater Philadelphia area.
Trombone lessons and low brass lessons with William are available on Wednesday.
French Horn Lessons