William Locke

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Miami, FL

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

Teaching since:
September 2014

My name is William and I am pursuing a Masters in Cello Performance at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. I love cello and I want to become a professional cellist/entrepreneur. I love playing chamber music, orchestra, and new music ensembles. However, I also play electric cello, and often clash my instrument with the many thriving genres one can find in Miami: from raggaeton, RnB, EDM, Jazz, and sometimes the free jam. I love teaching cello and I also can help you with your overall understanding of music, music theory, ear training, you name it. I am a music expert! I love riding my bicycle and I love travelling! I love learning about new people and the cultures and ideas that they bring with them.

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Experience

Private Teacher
Aug 2015 - May 2016
Community Music School at University of Delaware

Intern
Aug 2015 - May 2016
Master Players Concert Series

Boss was violin professor Xiang Gao. Our series attracted talent like Juilliard String Quartet, Canadian brass, and ethnic players from countries like India, Turkey, Malta, Germany, China, and more. Sold out every single concert in the series during my time there

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Education

MM in Cello Performance
Aug 2016 - Present
University of Miami - Frost School of Music
Cello Performance/Music Management Studies
Aug 2012 - May 2016
University of Delaware

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Eagle Scout
May 2011
Boy Scputs of America

Photos & Videos

Pro shot

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Me! Kinda of a distorted pic however:/

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My quartet! With Charles Castleman, our coach, in the middle. Look him up on Google!
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4 Reviews

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Victor Feb 23, 2017
Cello · In studio

Good Instructor. Communicates well. Cello specialist and very good at it! So far my son's favorite as he is motivated and looks forward to going to his lesson. You really can't ask for more than that!

Michael Nov 26, 2016
Cello · In studio

I've had a lot of past experience with instruments growing up with band and guitar, but Will was my first ever cello instructor. He was absolutely fantastic and one of the best music instructors I've ever had. He was there to guide me every step of the way. When I was first learning proper bow techniques he didn't hesitate to offer advice on how to improve my form and wasn't afraid to give me honest critiques, which made me aware of what I could be doing better. While learning scales he showed me not just where to put my fingers on the instrument but also how to listen to the pitch itself and compensate and create a beautiful sound. Without him I would not have been able to learn so much on the cello and I am thankful he was here to share his knowledge. You cannot find a better teacher than Will!

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Kristina Nov 26, 2016
Cello · In studio

I have had the pleasure of learning from William for the past year while he was completing his undergrad in Delaware. William Locke is a great instructor for any level cellist. His passion and dedication to the arts and what music has to offer to every individual is inspiring and helped me get to where I am today. Anyone who gets the chance to study with William is making the right step towards becoming a well-rounded cellist.

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Jonny Nov 26, 2016
Cello · In studio

He is a great guy who really cares about other people. Fantastic teacher and definitely understands everything about the cello. Perfect instructor for all levels of musicians.

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