William Cooper

William C.

Orlando, FL

Lesson Details



William delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2009

William Cooper has been teaching private trumpet lessons since 2009. William is currently pursuing a Master of Music at Northwestern University, where he also received a Bachelor of Music in 2013. Since 2012 he has been an active performer, playing with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago (until 2014), the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and as a highly-regarded freelance classical musician in the Central Florida region. Other orchestral performances include performances with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Many of William's middle and high school students have been selected for all-district and all-state bands and orchestras.

William strives to make music fun and enjoyable to his students while challenging them to be the best they can be.

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2nd Trumpet
Sep 2012 - Present
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra


Music Staff
Jun 2013 - Sep 2014


Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Civic Orchestra of Chicago


Jun 2011 - Aug 2012
Brevard Music Center

Attended for two summers. https://www.brevardmusic.org/


Master of Music in Trumpet Performance
Jul 2016 - Present
Northwestern University
Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance
Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Northwestern University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Bronze Medal
May 2014
2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition
First Place
May 2012
2012 International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Excerpts Competition
Third Place
May 2012
2012 International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition
1st Place
May 2012
2012 National Trumpet Competition, Ensemble Division
3rd Place
Jun 2011
2011 National Brass Symposium Solo Competition

Photos & Videos

Playing Principal Trumpet in the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra with composer/conductor John Williams
William's brass quintet plays the 4th movement of Ewald No. 3
William's brass quintet plays Morning Music by David Sampson
William's brass quintet plays Ave Maria by Franz Biebl
William with the Northwestern University Trumpet Ensemble
William plays principal trumpet on Shostakovich's Festive Overture with the Music Staff at Camp-of-the-Woods in Speculator, NY.
William plays lead on West Side Story at Camp-of-the-Woods
2nd Trumpet, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

William performing in the 2012 International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition
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2 Reviews

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Grant Sep 7, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

William is a great teacher. My son really enjoys the lessons and he is learning a lot.

Caroline Jul 19, 2016

William is really helpful and kind.

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