William is a super-fun Berklee-trained acoustic and electric bass specialist, who loves working with bass students (upright and electric bass, 4 string and 5 string), and well as pianists and guitarists.
William’s teaching style is focused and organized, with the layers of fun beneath all the learning. Lessons are tailored to each student, with each learner’s age, goals and musical taste in mind, making Will a great fit for ambitious students, and hobbyists too!
Some of William’s favorite musicians include:
Upright bass: Paul Chambers, Charles Mingus, Oscar Pettiford, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Charnett Moffett, Charles Fambrough, Luis Chaves, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Luques Curtis
Electric bass: Bootsy Collins, Paul Jackson, Pino Palladino, Willie Weeks, James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham, Andrew Gouché
Guitar: Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Jimi Hendrix, Django Reinhardt, George Benson, Jim Hall, DeWayne McKnight (Headhunters and Parliament-Funkadelic)
Piano: Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Bud Powell, Bill Evans, Geri Allen, Ivo Pogorelich, Bill Evans, Glenn Gould, André Watts