Bill McCarthy

Bill M.

Englewood, FL
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I offer beginner/intermediate piano lessons that focus on basic Music theory and arranging.

About Bill M.

Welcome to the lessons site for songwriter, professional drummer and musician Bill M. Bill grew up on Long Island New York and studied formally for several years with luminaries such as Global Drumming Ambassador Dom Famularo, and the venerable Al Miller. In addition, Bill furthered his drum set and musical performance studies at the Drummers Collective in NYC, Berklee College of Music, University of Southern California Jazz Extension and the Dick Grove School of Music. In recent years, Bill continues to seek the knowledge of the masters and has studied with legendary drummers Jeff Hamilton and John Riley.

Bill is a top notch educator with many years experience as a drum teacher and drum circle facilitator. Bill has also taught group drum classes at International Schools overseas and has given numerous clinics throughout the world.

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Mark

Bill is a pro musician with in-depth experience in music performance and technology. He is an enthusiastic and effective teacher who I highly recommend.

Posted Jul 20, 2019
Dom
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Billy is a top educator that sets up each lesson very personalized! An excellent teacher!

Posted Jul 16, 2019
Karl
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Bill is top notch. I worked with Bill on Long Island in a club date band several years back. During that time he taught my nephew the drums. Bill's patience and knowledge paved the way for my nephew to get accepted into a top music school. A great player and a great teacher!

Posted Oct 13, 2015
Ollie
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Billy Mac is a brilliant drum teacher from the basics all the way through to passing top level Trinity exams! Stick control, rudements and being on the pulse, Bill knows his stuff and has the patience and persistance to make it work! Great teacher, was always a pleasure!

Posted Oct 13, 2015
Anthony S
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Great Teacher and player! I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn the drumset. Good with kids and advanced players.

Posted Oct 12, 2015

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Experience

Professional Drummer
Jan 1980 - Present

Groovemerchant Inc, Howling Banshee LLC

I am a professional drummer and drum teacher in the Englewood/Venice Florida area.

Education

Music Production and Writing
Sep 2009 - Sep 2015

Berklee College of Music

Masters Degree
Sep 2004 - Jun 2005

Boston University

Languages

French

Professional Proficiency

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
May 2013
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Percussive Arts Society, The
Apr 1990
We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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