William Artope

William A.

Manhattan Beach, CA
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William delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 1999

William is a versatile and energetic musician, having shared the stage and recorded with numerous popular artists. Other performances with: John Mayer, toured with Teena Marie for 5 years,Stevie Wonder, accompanied Mariah Carey at the 2006 Grammy’s, Ludacris on the Jay Leno Show, India Arie, Nine Inch Nails,Mos Def, Rick Ross, Lloyd, Snoop Dogg, Sinbad & The Stank Nasty Band, Macy Gray, Blu Cantrell,Richard Wright, Roy Hargrove, Earth Wind & Fire, Miles Mosely (Playboy jazz fest, 2017), Prince, Sebastian Bach, Eric Benet, Lupe Fiasco( Lolapalooza (2008), Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra, and as a regular Guest with NBC’s Late Night with Carson Daly house-band. William has also performed on American Idol and The Voice, as well as appereances on HBO's "Criminal Minds",july 4th ABC and CMA Christmas T.V. Specials with Lady Antebellum. William regularly tours with Capital cities and had the pleasure of performing at "lalapalooza," "life is beautiful," "firefly, "coachella" and many other music festivals with CC. William recently toured with Lady Antebellum for their 'You look good tour' in the summer of 2017 which included among many venues, the legendary "Hollywood Bowl."

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Experience

Trumpeter
May 2014 - Present
Capital Cities

Have toured and recorded with Capital cities. Can find william on their new EP "Swimming Pool Summer" with solo work on "Drop Everything" and horn contributions on "Swimming Pool Summer," "Vowels," and "Girl Friday," (featuring Rick Ross.).

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Trumpeter
Mar 2012 - Present
Sinbad and the Stank nasty band

Trumpeter
May 2017 - Nov 2017
Lady Antebellum

2017 "You Look Good World Tour"

Trumpeter
Jun 2007 - Jan 2012
Teena Marie

Toured and recorded with Teena marie

Education

Bachelor of Science in JAZZ
Aug 2001 - Jun 2005
University of Southern California

Awards

Stan Getz & clifford brown group
Aug 2002
IAJE and NFAA

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2016

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Lady Antebellum Hwood Bowl
Capital Cities Kaboo Festival
Capital Cities
Photo by William A.

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me with jermaine paul on the voice
Original composition Lola
Me With Mariah Carey in 2006
Photo by William A.

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6 Reviews

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Stephen N. Aug 13, 2016
Trumpet · In home

Good first start. William is very knowledgable and easy going. Looking forward to making progress.

Karim May 25, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

Very good first lesson, figuring out where I'm at with the horn and gave me some great exercises to help build up technique .

Cade M. Feb 22, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

William was great, very knowledgable. Cade like that he was laid back. William could hear what Cade needed to work on and gave him pointers and materials to help him become a better trumpet player. Cade said he was a cool guy and is looking forward to his next lesson.

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James S. Feb 1, 2016
Trumpet · In home

I feel that I am gaining excellent instruction from a knowledgeable teacher. I am an adult learner (new to trumpet) and William is excellent at keeping me on a pace that has me interested and engaged with each lesson.

Maria H. Aug 10, 2015
Trumpet · In home

William is extremely patient, and makes the whole experience fun. He really worked with Aidan's ability. I would definitely recommend him as a Trumpet instructor for your child.

Michael D. Apr 30, 2015
Trumpet · In home

First lesson was great. William is cool and informative. I'm am looking forward to working together!

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