William Hostutler
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William Hostutler

William H.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
William has been teaching and training singers for over 15 years. He holds a master of music in vocal performance and is classically trained. Though he specializes in commercial styles of music, William has been trained in classical singing and opera and is well acquainted in classical repertoire. With classical music instruction, he mainly works with young singers preparing to enter into a university level vocal program or the beginning adult that has an interest in operatic styles of singing. Students interested in focusing on classical styles by no means need stay completely in that genre of instruction. He encourages with all his vocal students exploring diversity of vocal music styles.

With extensive studies of vocal pedagogy/anatomy, and currently working on a master of music therapy degree, he is equipped in offering voice instruction to students with special learning needs or physical limitations. He has experience working with numerous voice student with vocal health issues (vocal nodules, voice mutation/changes, apraxia of speech, stuttering, hormonal changes, vocal fatigue, ashasia as well as other voice and speech disorders. His clients and students have been teachers/professors, actors, singers, performers, as well as children and adults of all ages. He has experience providing adaptive music lessons with students having autism, Asperger's, Rett and down syndrome, speech and developmental disorders, as well as visually impaired, various vocal health issues, clinical depression and mood disorders as well as other various disorders.

Whether you are looking to simply improve vocal technique, widen range, free your natural voice or prepare for auditions/performances, William will adapt his approach to meet each individual client's need and goals.

About William H.

William is a professional vocal coach, singer and accompanist living in Morgantown West Virginia and offers online vocal instruction. He is a certified K-12 music instructor with experience in vocal and instrumental music at all levels of instruction. He is committed to providing quality music instruction to every student.

In addition, he has served on staff for several universities and musical theatre companies as a performer, vocal coach/accompanist, music director, and professor. William's areas of expertise include vocal coaching all styles of singing, accompanying, vocal pedagogy, and singing (vocal) health. Special interests are voice/speech rehabilitation, music psychology and music intervention and therapy for both physical and learning disorders.

He offers the following online sessions:

VOICE LESSONS/COACHING- for all levels and styles of singing. Specializes in contemporary (all styles) and musical theatre. He works with professional level clients as well as beginners. He also is very knowledgable on issues pertaining to vocal health and instructs operatic styles of singing to those who wish to focus on classical repertoire.

AUDITION PREPARATION- designed to prepare singers of all levels for an audition and/or performance .

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Nathallie
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I am a beginner vocal student who 3 months ago started in-home studio lessons with Will, and continued with online lessons after I moved to another state. He is excellent at explaining and illustrating vocal concepts and techniques. And even if you are nervous and shy about singing (like I am), he is great at making you feel comfortable. He's also good at thinking on his feet and adaptable, as at times I have had erratic work schedules or had bad vocal strain after starting a new job. Thanks for all your support and optimism, Will! Hope your business continues to flourish.

Posted Mar 6, 2016
Johnna
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We are so fortunate our son is studying voice with William. He is professional while being kind and supportive offering astute instruction. He listens to the music genres our son prefers and chooses songs he enjoys learning. Also, he selects pieces that introduces our son to a broader and challenging perspective of the music industry. He is knowledgeable of the technology needed to make online learning easy and affordable. William is an exceptional teacher and a person of highest integrity.

Posted Mar 1, 2016
Matt
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Super

Posted Mar 1, 2016
Jimmy C.
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William is brilliant and an excellent fit for me. Thank you!!

Posted Feb 10, 2016
jennifer R.
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Awesome

Posted Feb 4, 2016
Alex Latanision
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Friendly and very professional. Highly recommended

Posted Feb 2, 2016
Nellie L.
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OMG he's awesome and very knowledgeable I would suggest him big time. Makes you feel right at home

Posted Jan 5, 2016
Shaun P.
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He's kind and patient. I'm a newbie and he made me feel very welcomed and comfortable.

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Skylar V.
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This is the first time that my daughter takes piano lessons and we are both very happy with William. William is very informative, friendly and professional. We can't wait to go back next week!!!

Posted Sep 29, 2015
Daniel Johnson
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William is experienced in voice from Opera to Musical Theater. He has a good ear and is an excellent accompanist. He's been providing the feedback necessary for me to develop my voice in new ways. And he's pushing me to expand my comfort zone, which I think is good! I'm enjoying these lessons immensely.

Posted Sep 8, 2015
Jonathan S.
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I was not much of a singer before seeing Will, but my singing has improved immensely with him; I had a few vocal breakthroughs during our time together. He is also exceptionally flexible in how he teaches. We were able to meld singing with song-writing and piano-self-accompaniment.

Posted Jun 14, 2015
Jonathan S.
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I had no prior singing experience prior to seeing Will, but I had some extremely helpful vocal breakthroughs during our time. He is also exceptionally flexible with how he teaches. We were able to meld singing lessons with piano-self-accompaniment and song-writing. Being a pianist and aspiring songwriter, this was much more than I had hoped for.

Posted Jun 13, 2015

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Experience

Instructor of Voice and Piano
Aug 2012 - Present

Fairmont State University

Adjunct Professor/Accompanist
Aug 2012 - Present

Fairmont State University

General Music Teacher
Aug 2012 - Present

West Fairmont Middle School

Education

Vocal Performance
Aug 2004 - Dec 2007

West Virginia University

Music Education
Aug 1992 - Aug 1997

Fairmont State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

K-12 Teaching Certification
Aug 1997

Fairmont State

Awards

District Teacher of the Year 2013
May 2012

Wetzel County Schools

2nd Place Advanced Division
Dec 2006

Northeastern Regional NATS

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