Chuck Wilson

Chuck W.

Hanover, MA

About Chuck W.

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Chuck teaches: Ages 8 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2000
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are custom-oriented to your goals. You will learn confidence in your abilities to perform well and have fun. I will train your mental toolkit, while steering you toward the digital and real-world tools you need to achieve musical success.

Working towards clearly defined goals in a low-pressure, focused environment, my students reach their maximum potential quickly and with confidence. With my expertise and your dedication, we'll have fun and you'll come away from each lesson with something new to work on.

You already enjoy listening to music, now it's time to enjoy making it!

***About Me***
I've appeared on recordings with dozens of rock, pop, jazz, and classical groups, and perform on a variety of instruments and styles throughout the Boston area.

I listen to and play all kinds of music from Beethoven to Stravinsky, Arcade Fire to Beyonce, James Brown to Snoop Dogg/Lion. I have had the pleasure to share the stage with rockers Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), and jazz greats Maynard Ferguson, Jimmie Lunceford, Conrad Herwig, "Blue" Lou Marini, and Jeff Coffin (Flecktones).

I've played acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, violin, cello, and string bass drums. Some of my favorite recent projects have been:
-Quilty (Pavement-style hard rock band)
-The Nevermind Orchestra (brass band that covers Nirvana tunes)
-Chill Sons (my own band for which I write songs, play guitar, and sing)
-Manhattan Symphonie (an entertaining symphony orchestra featuring soloists on piano, violin, saw, urdu, and tap shoes)

It is a treat to share music with others, and my lessons are fun, challenging, and engaging.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my profile! Let's hang out and do music things.

Photos and Videos

The Nevermind Orchestra is a New Orleans style brass band that brings you the grunge-laden sounds of Nirvana in a whole new way.

Experience

Band Director and Lessons Teacher

Sep 2014 - Present
Quincy Public Schools

Co-Adjudant Instructor

Sep 2011 - May 2014
Rutgers University

Music Instructor

Jun 2009 - Aug 2011
Buck's Rock Performing and Visual Arts Camp

Graduate Assistant

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
Ohio University

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts, Bass Trombone Performance

Sep 2011 - Dec 2015
Rutgers University

Master of Music, Brass Performance and Pedagogy

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
Ohio University

Bachelor of Music, Trombone Performance

Sep 2002 - Dec 2006
University of North Texas

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Licensed Music Educator

Nov 2014
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Awards

Winner

Jun 2014
Rutgers Musicology Department Annual Student Paper Prize

Finalist

Jan 2009
Big XII Trombone Competition

Finalist

Jun 2007
International Trombone Association Competition

Affiliations

American Federation of Teachers

Jul 2015
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The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

International Trombone Association

Dec 2003
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The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information

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19 Reviews on Chuck W.

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Alex Y. Aug 6, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Chuck is very patient and very knowledgeable, and he has a way to let the kids to absorb quickly. My son can already play 30 short songs on Saxophone and Guitar after only 5 lessons.
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Cameron S. Jul 21, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Chuck was on time, professional and my son really enjoyed his first lesson. Chuck was able to quickly figure out where my son was in the learning process so that they could get started right away. Excellent teacher!
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Jeff Jul 17, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Chuck was terrific with both my five year old son learning to play for the first time and my more experienced husband learning to refine his skills and progress further with theory. He is excellent with children and my son keeps asking if he can come everyday.
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Patricia O. Jun 4, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I lucked out when Chuck became my teacher to give me guitar lessons. After all these years, I am finally beginning to believe that I can actually play a guitar, thanks to Chuck. He gives me his positive feedback at every lession which encourages me to practice and believe in myself.. He is so smart, kind, patient, talented, and funny too. If anyone comes to you seeking a very talented teacher to learn an instrument, you would be wise to assign Chuck to be their teacher.
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Scott R. May 11, 2015
Trombone · Online
Verified Student
We're a few lessons in and Chuck is helping me a lot! As someone who does not have a performance degree, I have a lot of basic questions about how to practice, rehearse and perform. Chuck has been great and I look forward to continuing to learn!
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Wanda R. Apr 30, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Being a complete beginner with no background in music or playing a musical instrument, Chuck was patient and enjoyable to work with. I am excited about the future lessons!
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Ethan M. Feb 4, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Great interesting trumpet lessons learning fast!
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Tod May 14, 2014
Had a great guitar lesson! Great teacher!
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Genia Mar 6, 2014
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I had some questions and Chuck Wilson helped me a lot
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Kevin K. Feb 15, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher

I had been teaching myself how to play guitar for a few years and felt like I was not making any progress, so I decided to take some lessons. I feel very fortunate that I was able to find Chuck and work with him.

Chuck is a very talented musician and teacher. He communicates and explains musical concepts in a way that's easy to understand. Lessons were challenging, but in a good way, and Chuck is always friendly and supportive. He gave me great recommendations for what to work on in practice and always had listening suggestions that reinforced what we were working on.

I wish that I had started taking lessons with him sooner, because I learned and improved more as a musician and guitarist in 2 months of lessons with Chuck than in the 2-3 years I had been teaching myself how to play. I can't recommend him enough, especially for beginners or someone who needs a little help to take the next step in their musical journey.
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