William W.

(3 reviews)
Composer
Beginner to Advanced
Fun and Engaging Lessons
Certified teacher in improvisation, saxophone
From £22.20 / 30 min.

Lowest price includes 20% discount for block booking.

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Composer
Beginner to Advanced
Fun and Engaging Lessons
Jazz Specialist
From £22.20 / 30 min.

Lowest price includes 20% discount for block booking.

Replies in 4 h. and 23 min.

About William W.

Will just moved across the ocean to London from Ann Arbor, Michigan, having worked both as an educator at the University of Michigan music department and a freelance musician, and now proudly joins Musictutors to share the craft.

From beginners to advanced pupils, Will teaches the saxophone and jazz improvisation with an approachable, empathetic and fun demeanor, ensuring students feel eager to engage.

A typical three-step lesson for saxophone:

1. Breathing/Sound development- long tones, overtones/harmonics, meditative breathing exercises
2. Gettin' 'round the instrument- scales and arpeggios, chromatic shapes up and down
3. Repertoire- songs, tunes, pieces

A typical three-step lesson for improvisation and aural skills:

1. Rhythmic communion- clapping/tapping rhythmic cycles, basic polyrhythms
2. Harmonic movement- identifying intervals and chords, hearing patterns
3. Repertoire- songs, tunes, pieces

Various of the above elements subject to reduction, reorganization, addition, subtraction, emphasis; all depending on what moves you forward!

Will is also experienced in graded music examination and can prepare students accordingly, having himself achieved diplomas in both classical cello and jazz saxophone.

Do you like what you have been reading so far? Drop Will a message with any further questions, and you will be quickly responded to!

Reviews of William W. 5

Created at 29/01/22
Josh F.
I think William is a really good teacher, wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. I get the sense that he knows how to adjust his style of teaching to suit the student. His passion for the instrument and good technique is clear. I appreciate his effort and gentle nudging. I feel like I have made a lot of progress already and we're just getting started.
Created at 03/03/22
Samuel G.
I’m only a few lessons, Will has helped fix some bad habits and develop my approach to music. He’s providing me with a solid structure for practice and guiding me on how to approach improv and jazz standards. I’m sure with Will’s great teaching, I’ll be confident enough to play at Jams and eventually write my own music.
Created at 05/04/22
Yigit G.
I've been working with Will for a while now, and I enjoy our lessons more and more. His teaching methods are very structured and meant to create progress. It helps me get more substance and enjoyment from my own practice sessions at home. I’d highly recommend Will if you are into Saxophone!

William tags

Composer
Beginner to Advanced
Fun and Engaging Lessons
Jazz Specialist

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