- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Carter Willmann has been a performer and music educator in the Orange County area for over eight years. From 2006 to 2010 He received his Bachelors in music performance studying under Julie DeRoche and Larry Combs with an emphasis in music education at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He moved to Orange County, CA shortly after to recieve his Masters degree in music at California State University Fullerton studying under the world renowned artist Hakan Rosengren. Over the past six years Carter has developed a prominent career in education and performance in clarinet, flute and saxophone.
Carter has helped young musicians all over Orange County achieve their goals in music. He's taught at multiple music schools such as Orchepia School of Music, California Music Studios, GreenTree Music Academy, Virtuoso Music and the Crown Royal Academy. He's also developed a successful personal studio. Students of his have thrived in their music programs at school, pushing past their regular school curriculum auditioning and winning seats in honor bands and orchestras. They also participate in Certificate of Merit, a level based music exam that ensures a well-rounded education in music. Their soloist skills are also enhanced with regular recitals year-round. In addition, Carter has developed effective group classes including classes in chamber music, tuning, sight-reading and major repertoire for each instrument.
Carter has had an equally successful career as a performing artist holding a position in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He also regularly performs with the Neapolitan Trio as well as other chamber groups, orchestras and wind bands around the Orange County area. As an international artist, Carter has toured all over the United States as well as in Europe, specifically France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has also enjoyed a career in performing in orchestras for musicals with over 40 different musical titles under his belt.
Before beginning lessons with Carter, playing clarinet was something that I dreaded to do to say the least. Once I started lessons I experienced exponential growth in my playing abilities and began to enjoy the instrument. Fast forward 6 years, because of the help of Carter, I have the opportunity to perform in prestigious youth groups, and have experiences that I wouldn't have had otherwise. Because of my lessons I have developed a love for playing clarinet and music that I wouldn't have had without Carter. -Matthew 6 years+ Read More
Carter has been instrumental in my son's growth and development as a musician and clarinetist. He has worked with my son over six years and has displayed patience, exceptional teaching ability and coaching, and clear talent as a musician. Due to Carter's support and teaching over the years, my son has realized tremendous success. He has been First Chair in his Wind Ensemble group at school, a member of the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, and a member of the California All-State Music Ensemble. I strongly believe that, without Carter, these accomplishments would have not been possible!+ Read More
"My daughter started flute lessons with Carter 4 years ago, and it has been an immensely positive experience. Carter is very knowledgeable and professional. He strikes exactly the right balance between encouraging my daughter and challenging her. As a consequence, she has gone from a beginner to a very proficient player in a children's orchestra. Carter also helps his students to enlarge their musical activity by giving concerts, joining ensemble groups and listening to other musicians. I would highly recommend him as a teacher to either beginners or more advanced players."+ Read More