William Milford

William M.

Fort Huachuca, AZ

About William M.

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William teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2008
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First, a bit about me: I teach Trumpet lessons to beginners through high school. I have 15 years of experience with the trumpet and in the state of Illinois I qualified 3 different years to the IL All State Band (IMEA).
I have played on stage with several well known musicians to include Orbert Davis, Bob Lark, Jamey Aebersold and Rob Parton. For the last 6 years, I have been a member of the US Army Band.

Lessons: I will teach in blocks of 30 minutes or 45 minutes.

Equipment: Students who choose to take lessons from me will have their lessons recorded using a Zoom Q2HD or Edirol 09 HR and will be given an audio copy of the lesson in MP3 format either on a hard copy SD card or delivered to your inbox as a sound file via email.

For beginning students, I focus on the following fundamentals:

- Holding the instrument

- posture

- breathing

- sound production & development

- articulation

- Habits and routines

- music reading basics

- memorization of fingering

-Proper use of a metronome

-Proper care, cleaning and maintenance of the instrument

For intermediate students, I focus on the previous points listed and work on developing the following in to the skillset:

-scales, arpeggios in major and minor keys

- Multi tonguing exercises

- tuning the instrument either by hearing a concert pitch or via the aid of a tuner.

- Range building

- Mouthpiece buzzing

- Flow Studies

- Long Tones

- Learning strategies and techniques

- Buzzing drills for building endurance

- Pedal Tones

- Use of mutes

- Conquering performance fear

- Audition Preparation

Photos and Videos

How Fair This Place by Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff


Sep 2008 - Mar 2009
Armed Forces School of Music

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Jun 2003
Instrumentalist Magazine

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Kelsey Nov 15, 2016
· Trumpet · Online
Caleb Sep 28, 2016
· Trumpet · Online My son had an AWESOME first lesson with William. He cannot wait for #2!
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