Born in Buffalo, New York, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and educator Bill T. is a graduate of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies program studying under the direction of Steve Wilson, Jon Gordon, Eric Alexander and Jimmy Greene. He has toured nationally and internationally with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein: The Musical (NetWorks Productions, Reed 1) and has been involved in a variety of theatrical and off-broadway productions in the New York area such as Fiddler On The Roof (Riverdale Repertory Theater, Reed 1), Three Little Birds (Adventure Theater MTC, Reed 1), and Little Fish (Gallatin Theater Group, Reed 1).
Bill resides in Brooklyn, New York where he teaches private saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano lessons. He performs regularly with the Ed Palermo Big Band, his own group, as well as on freelance and private events. He is currently enrolled at New Jersey City University earning his masters degree in Multiple Woodwind Performance under the direction of Dave Noland and Giuseppe Fusco.
*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is unique, therefore, lessons are designed to fit the student individually. My teaching style is molded to satisfy each students wants and needs. I also like to focus on developing proper playing habits. I see it as my job to help my students understand and develop the proper techniques to eliminate bad habits in order for them to be the best they can be on their instrument. Lessons are about having fun making music, learning, and improving.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Chairs, music stands and keyboard for harmonic discussions.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to bring their own music notebook and their own instrument. They may also need to purchase their own lesson books when the time comes.
*** Specialties ***
I can help my students learn how to play in a variety of styles ranging from classical (solos, chamber music, etudes, etc.) to jazz (improvisation, harmony, etc.). Whether they're working on a song to play at school, a NYSSMA or All County solo, or just learning for fun, I will help them play to the best of their ability.
Edit and prepare scores and parts for printing and publication. Score range from original works composed for chamber groups, wind ensemble, full orchestra and big band.
Paying flute, clarinet and saxophone in this production at the Sandbox Theater in Mamaroneck, NY.
Playing alto saxophone and clarinet in this fabulous production that tells the story of Cafe Society, a historic club the was a pivotal launching and point and home for many musicians such as Count Basie, Lena Horne, and Billie Holiday.
Playing tenor and baritone saxophones in this musically exciting production in Jersey City, NJ.
Playing tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute and sopranino recorder in Michael John LaChiusa's musical "Little Fish".
Playing woodwinds in Bob Marley's musical for children entitled "Three Little Birds" at the New Victory Theater at 47th and Broadway in NYC.
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