About Cooper W.

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Cooper teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: June 2003
Last sign in: 6 days ago

Overview

Bachelor's Degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Seven Years professional performing experience road touring in the U.S.A., international on cruise ships worldwide and hotels in Asia.

My vision with students is be a guide in whatever direction they want to go. The most important part about music is having fun. I will work on learning songs, air, tone production, scales/theory, reading music.

Why not learn from a touring professional who has hands-on experience and practical methods to learning?

Available for Skype lessons!
Yo hablo español!



Cooper's first instrument is saxophone, but is also a skilled doubler on flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, harmonica, bass guitar, piano, and vocals. He's incredibly versatile in virtually any style of music. While at Berklee, Cooper learned the skills of recording and production as well as arranging and composition. Cooper has completed a number of different recording projects including his own full-length album. He has been featured as an arranger in different settings, from lounge music to classical chamber music. Cooper has taught students off and on throughout his career, and absolutely loves the ability to help out someone who wants to learn.

Photos and Videos

Low Rider! Features me on sax, keyboard, bass, vocals, harmonica, beatboxing.

Experience

Saxophonist/Performer

Mar 2015 - Present
For The Record: The Brat Pack

Saxophonist and performer for a Los Angeles based Theatre Company.

Multi-Instrumentalist

Apr 2013 - Present
Samsaya Trio

Multi-Instrumentalist and arranger with Samsaya Trio, an independent band contracted with Celebrity Cruiselines, and most recently on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. With Samsaya I play Tenor Sax, Keyboard, Bass, Harmonica, Flute, and Vocals. We have toured the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Recently finished a self-produced album.

Saxophonist/Multi-instrumentalist

Mar 2015 - Oct 2015
Vivian Clement Quartet

I play saxophone, harmonica, flute, and bass with the Vivian Clement Quartet. We play jazz, latin, and pop aboard the Celebrity Equinox, touring the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

Halcats Saxophonist/Woodwind

Apr 2011 - Apr 2013
Holland America Line

Played alto and tenor sax, flute and clarinet in the Halcats house band. Performed nightly guest entertainer shows and party band sets. Toured all over the world, visiting approximately 60 countries and every continent except Australia.

Saxophonist/Flautist

May 2010 - Apr 2011
iLa Mawana

Completed two national tours with iLa Mawana, a prominent reggae band based out of Boston. Performed nightly to packed clubs all over the United States. Promoted album currently available on iTunes.

Baritone Saxophonist

Jul 2008 - Nov 2010
Carnival Cruiselines

Played Baritone Sax in all production shows and dance sets. Had a lounge band under the name Super Tasty. Toured the Caribbean Sea.

Freelance Teacher

Sep 2001 - Jul 2008
Independent

Freelance teacher in a variety of scenarios.

Education

B.A. in Contemporary Writing and Production

Sep 2004 - May 2009
Berklee College of Music

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

BEST Scholarship

May 2003
Berklee College of Music

Outstanding Soloist

Feb 2003
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
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2 Reviews on Cooper W.

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Nadia M. Jun 4, 2015
Harmonica · Online
Verified Student
My first online harmonica class with Cooper went great. He is very patient and I do appreciate that. I am looking forward to my next class :)
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Alex S. Mar 3, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Cooper really cares about his students and that's evident from the very first lesson. He's patient and encouraging and really made the lesson fun!
I highly recommend him.
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