Cooper White
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Cooper White

Cooper W.

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I can teach you how to play a mean blues harp, great for blues jams with friends!

About Cooper W.

I have a Bachelor's Degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and I also studied Classical Performance at the Lionel Hampton School of Music.

I have ten years professional performing experience road touring in the U.S.A., and international on cruise ships. Most recently with For The Record Live from Los Angeles, CA , and Broadway’s “After Midnight”. Jazz and popular music, as well as classical.

My vision with students is be a guide in whatever direction they want to go. I want the student to find their individual musical voice, as well as technique. I will work on learning songs, air, tone production, scales/theory, reading music, improvisation, etc. I'm very patient, and I love to teach.

Yo hablo español!


My first instrument is saxophone, but I'm also a skilled doubler on flute, clarinet, harmonica, bass guitar, piano, and vocals. I'm very versatile in almost any style of music. At Berklee, I also studied recording and production, as well as arranging and composition. I've been featured in an arranger and composer in many settings, including two of my own shows. I completed a number of different recording projects including my own full-length album, and have worked extensively in the genre of electronic music.

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Christian D.
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Just getting started but I can tell Cooper knows what he’s doing and I’m looking forward to getting to where I want to be with the harmonica

Posted Aug 31, 2020
Daniel
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Posted May 12, 2020
James B.
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Posted Apr 15, 2020
Dakini
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Awesome first lesson

Posted Jun 27, 2019
Leslie L.
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Posted Jun 9, 2019
James B.
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I think Cooper will be able to give me much of what I need to better my playing.

Posted May 30, 2019
Mei C.
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slowly introduce the BLUES as a musician. Taking the lessons feels like immersed in the concert hall. An experienced music teacher with patients.

Posted May 21, 2019
Leon M.
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getting to understand slowly bu;t getting there

Posted Jan 19, 2017
Leon M.
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Posted Jan 5, 2017
Nadia M.
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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 :)

Posted Jun 4, 2015
Alex S.
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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.

Posted Mar 3, 2015

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Experience

Reed 2
Jul 2019 - Aug 2019

Broadway's "After Midnight"

Tenor sax and clarinet in Broadway's "After Midnight".

Saxophonist/Performer
Mar 2015 - Jan 2019

For The Record: The Brat Pack

Saxophonist and performer for a Los Angeles based theatre company.

Multi-Instrumentalist
Apr 2013 - Apr 2018

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

Classical Saxophone Performance
Sep 2003 - May 2004

University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

TEFL
Nov 2017

International Teacher's Training Organization

Certified to teach English as a second language.

Awards

BEST Scholarship
May 2003

Berklee College of Music

Outstanding Soloist
Feb 2003

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

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