William Artope
Manhattan Beach, CA
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William Artope

William A.

Manhattan Beach, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I Have been teaching for 10 + years.Part of my daily focus is on relaxed breathing and generating a big beautiful tone for every note played. Long tones are something that I include in my daily regiment. Lots of dexterity exercises,range building, as well as endurance.

Another aspect of my daily regiment is improvisation. focusing on major/minor/ whole tone/diminished scales/ II-Vs in all keys and playing changes!


About William A.

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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16 Reviews
Fiona Case
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Really good teacher, lots of positive feedback, absolutely awesome!

Posted Jun 18, 2020
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Excellent teacher. Very patient and easy going.

Posted Jun 14, 2020
Fiona Case
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Posted Jun 11, 2020
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William was very patient and helpful. He focused on the basics, discussed ways to improve without overstretching current ability and made the session fun. After one lesson, I can tell he will be a very good, positive influence for my son.

Posted Jan 9, 2020
Peter T.
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I really like William’s instructional manner which is calming and it builds confidence. He uses method books that I know, with my application, will make me achieve my goals on the horn.

Posted Mar 19, 2019
Zoe D.
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I really like having classes with William - I love far from his house but each week I drive happily.
It’s my 5th class and I improved a lot.
Great teacher

Posted Mar 5, 2019
Louie S.
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Very good

Posted Jul 31, 2018
Jett B.
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William was extremely patient, and very attentive!

Posted Jul 15, 2018
Rania G.
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William Is Great teacher!

Posted May 6, 2018
Brian C.
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Will is a really excellent teacher! I started with absolutely ZERO experience and he was kind, patient, and a really excellent start for any new student. We worked mainly on fundamentals, breathing exercises, and embouchure technique the first few weeks before jumping right into learning basic songs and music theory. He tailored the lessons to my ability and gave me pointers throughout to make sure I was staying consistent.

I would recommend Will to anyone that is interested in tackling the trumpet, from beginner (me) to advanced. Thanks Will!

Posted Apr 18, 2018
Stephen N.
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Good first start. William is very knowledgable and easy going. Looking forward to making progress.

Posted Aug 13, 2016
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Very good first lesson, figuring out where I'm at with the horn and gave me some great exercises to help build up technique .

Posted May 25, 2016
Cade M.
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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.

Posted Feb 22, 2016
James S.
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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.

Posted Feb 1, 2016
Maria H.
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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.

Posted Aug 10, 2015
Michael D.
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First lesson was great. William is cool and informative. I'm am looking forward to working together!

Posted Apr 30, 2015

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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.).

Mar 2012 - Present

Sinbad and the Stank nasty band

May 2017 - Nov 2017

Lady Antebellum

2017 "You Look Good World Tour"

Jun 2007 - Jan 2012

Teena Marie

Toured and recorded with Teena marie


Bachelor of Science in JAZZ
Aug 2001 - Jun 2005

University of Southern California


Stan Getz & clifford brown group
Aug 2002



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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