William Beck

William B.

Pinellas Park, FL
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Welcome to my profile! My name is William Beck. Most people call me Billy.

I have been teaching mainly guitar and songwriting here and there for over 11 years. I started playing guitar at age eleven. I began writing my own songs at age thirteen and haven't stopped since. I am an artist above all things, and meditate frequently for continuous inspiration and insight. I graduated high school in 2005, now I am a full time student at SPC. I am going for my A.S. in Music Industry Recording Arts degree. It has been said a good teacher will remain a student. With me you will learn at a pace that is comfortable for you, yet challenging and encouraging. I would like you to have a pleasant experience, which is why patience, tolerance, and communication are very important to me. To sum it up I am an artist, musician, writer, student, and teacher, eager to learn more, and inspired to pass it on.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Looking forward to meeting new people eager to learn with me.

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  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • A.S. Music Industry Recording Arts from SPC

Reviews (7)

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Rebecca P. Oct 22, 2019
· In studio

Just had my first lesson with Billy and it was fantastic! He created the perfect balance of learning something enjoyable that I would be excited to go home and practice along with things that I had skipped over and knew I needed to re-visit in order to improve. I was impressed with his ability to quickly gauge my skill level and prior music knowledge so it didn’t feel mundane but challenged me just the perfect amount. Excited for our next lesson already!

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D.G. Jul 14, 2019
Guitar · In home

Billy helped me understand what i wanted out of music and tailored the lesson to do just that...started w the basics but then let me direct whete i wanted to take my playing...easy going and made it so much fun....i would recommend him to anyone at the beginner/intermediate level, as he is adept at getting to know who u are as a player and goes at the appropriate pace....great teacher!

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Gail P. Feb 12, 2016
Guitar · In studio

William is an awesome teacher. He is exactly what I was hoping for, very knowledgeable, low key, great personality. I am excited to be learning from him!

Kay P. Feb 1, 2016
Mandolin · Online

William is very well prepared and very encouraging.

Tom S. Sep 25, 2015
Mandolin · In home

Great 1st lesson, he is patient and very knowledgable.

Jasmin A. Mar 16, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

William Beck is an amazing teacher. He's incredibly knowledgeable in his instruments, as well as patient and laid back with his students. He's made learning guitar for me extremely fun and easy. I would recommend him to anybody that has a desire to learn music :)

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Yvette M. Jan 22, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I feel so incredibly happy to have found such a great teacher. William has helped me advance and grow as a guitarist, allowing me to feel more confident in my abilities such as songwriting, individual style and guitar technique. William has a unique, wonderful teaching style. I am pleased with my progress and I am very excited about my future in music.

Thank you William!!!

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Lesson Details

Mandolin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

The mandolin is an instrument mostly used in folk and bluegrass music, it's a very fun to play. I can get you started on songs right away along with basic foundation to grow into a serious player!

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Experience

Live Sound Engineer
Jan 2019 - Present

Billy M Beck

I run live sound for A band Called Tropico Blvd. I am also a live sound man for hire. in the Pinellas County FL area.

Recording Engineer
Jan 2015 - Present

Billy M Beck

I am able to record demo quality live music, using the latest version of pro tools. Backing tracks, voice over, etc. If interested in any of my services please inquire within.

Performing Artist Musician
Jun 2005 - Present

Billy M Beck

I perform live music, guitar and singing, for venues and private events. I also can provide a full live band in addition to my own project and also have accompaniment where necessary and when available. If interested please ask for any info or details you may need.

D.J. - K.J.
Feb 2014 - Jan 2019

Self employed

I am a for-hire disc jockey and karaoke jockey. I hosted a Fri. and Sat. evenings 10-close. at B.J's Pub on Tampa Rd. Palm Harbor in the Lake St. George Plaza. My duties include: live sound set-up with my own professional equipment, providing the audience with songs of their choice, E.Q'ing singers on mixing board for karaoke tracks, making sure everyone is having fun and entertained.

Musician and Roady
Jun 2006 - Dec 2007

"Battery" Mettallica Tribute Band

Toured with the number 1 Metallica Tribute band in the country: Battery. My duties where to open up the show with a three to four song acoustic set; as well as, set-up and tear down the stage, assist band members with Instrument maintenance, and learn what it's like on the road for a band.


Education

A.S. Music Industry Recording Arts
Jan 2015 - Present

SPC

Associates of the Arts
Jan 2015 - Present

SPC


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency


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