William Champion

William C.

Chicago, IL
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About

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

Teaching since:
2008

I am a percussionist excited to help others grow and explore what speaks to them within the percussion idiom. I have done undergraduate and graduate study at some of the top conservatories in Chicago and NYC and want to give back to the next generation of musicians! While classical percussion is my specialty, I have experience playing jazz, rock, and funk as well as traditional Brazilian percussion.

Experience

Freelance Percussionist and Educator
Sep 2012 - Present
Self-employed

Freelance musician and teacher with work experience in NC, SC, FL, NY, CT, IL. Classical percussion specialty with jazz, rock, funk experience. Teaching experience is primarily middle-high school age and beginner to intermediate level. Have taught complete beginners as well as serious high school students looking to gain entrance into competitive college programs.

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Drummer
Jun 2010 - Present
Various musical theatre programs

Experience with musical theater percussion in NC, NY, and IL having performed fifteen professional productions on both drumset and general percussion.

Education

MM - Percussion Performance
Aug 2016 - Jan 2018
Manhattan School of Music
BM Percussion Performance
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Northwestern University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Section Percussion
May 2017
Hudson Valley Philharmonic
Quarterfinalist - TROMP International Percussion Competition
Nov 2016
TROMP Eindhoven

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Mike Sep 23, 2018
Percussion · In studio

William worked with our middle school percussionists in a group sectional, and the students loved it. He can speak at their level and give them the proper fundamentals/next steps to help them progress on both snare and mallet technique. I highly recommend William as a percussion instructor.

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