William Parker

William P.

Waterbury, CT
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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:
August 2011

Hello everyone. I have a bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Valley Forge Christian College and I have been performing since I was three years old. I play several instruments and have learned the key skills needed to be a successful musician in any genre. With five years teaching experience and a willingness to learn, I have discovered new ways to help my students become better musicians. I can show you the ways to hone your skills through different drills and practice strategies. Also, I can teach you ways to keep your instrument working at top shape by keeping your physical health in good condition. I want to teach you what you want to know with a little push to expand your abilities. I can also give you great tips ln running, and help you with your biblical studies. I hope to hear from you soon.

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Experience

Voice/Piano Teacher
Jan 2015 - Present
Taylor Robinson Music

I teach students in home lessons using personalized drills and techniques all across the state of CT.

Minister of Music
Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
Calvary Christian Center

Play music, choose music for services, and skill things music related in the church.

Voice Teacher
May 2015 - Sep 2016
George's Music Center

Teach vocal technique to patrons

Voice Teacher
Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
The Music Shop

Taught an array of students all ages and skill levels including special needs individuals.

Youth Band Director
Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
Cornerstone Church

I taught the teen band how to play as a group. I also taught a little music theory to help them grow as musicians. By assigning homework I was able to help them understand worship in the Bible a little better and why we worship in the church today. By having one on one sessions, I was able to help each person grow individually as well.

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Education

Bachelor of Performance in Vocal Music Contemporary Studies
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Valley Forge Christian College
General Education Focus Music
Aug 2005 - May 2007
Macomb Community College

Languages

english
Fluent / Native Proficiency
spanish
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Effective Practice
How to apply drills to music. Three great guidelines to follow for picking the right drill and being a better musician,
3 good vocal drills.
Warming up will help you sing your best!
Let's talk about vowels!
A couple of Breathing Drills.
My tip video on breathing!
My introductory Video. I am a professional musician and teacher, but not a video maker. I hope to add videos weekly.
Senior recital
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11 Reviews

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Keith May 10, 2017
Singing · Online

Only one lesson in, but I already feel like Will is going to be a big help to me. I WILL learn to sing and use my voice properly.

Audrey Mar 7, 2017
Singing · Online

Great experience w my daughter.

Talitha Jan 20, 2017
Singing · Online

great teacher!

Rhian A. Jan 17, 2017
Vocal Training · In home

My daughter has been taking lessons with Will for just over a year. I am amazed by the progress she has made. The goals she set a year ago were easily attained with Will's guidance and training. In addition, he is incredible flexible, kind and compassionate.
We look forward to the growth we know our daughter will achieve in the coming year working with Will.

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Erica P. Aug 26, 2016
Singing · In home

William is very pleasant and welcoming. His method of teaching is exactly what I have been looking for. Can't wait for the next lesson.

Erica P. Aug 26, 2016
Singing · In home

William is very pleasant and welcoming. His method of teaching is exactly what I have been looking for. Can't wait for the next lesson.

Rebecca Jul 16, 2016
Piano · In home

William has been a wonderful instructor for our 8 years old. He has been patient and has found ways to both explain music and also make it interesting. Will has even modified complex music to an easy to play version so our son could play a song he loved. His musical growth over the last 7 months has been remarkable and its in large part due to Will's low key, thoughtful, patient approach.

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Michelle Jul 16, 2016
Singing · In home

Will has been my son's teacher for about six months now. He is knowledgeable and has taught Vincent how to sing from his diaphram, open his jaw more while he is singing, and not to push to hard when singing low notes, just to name a few. He has the education under his belt, which is a big plus. Every question Vincent had for him he knew. He also comes to my home for the lessons, which is wonderful. I would recommend him to anyone young or old.

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Vincent Jan 28, 2016
Singing · In home

William did a great job. He gave my son techniques and exercises. Looking forward to his next lesson.

Rhian A. Jan 6, 2016
Vocal Training · In home

He is great at helping with all areas needed to be successful in voice.

Rebecca Dec 28, 2015
Piano · In home

William has been working with our 7 year old and its going great - he is a patient teacher and he is knowledgeable and our son has improved with every lesson.

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