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William P.

Waterbury, Connecticut

Learn piano with a church piano player

If you want to learn how to begin playing the piano, I am you man. I focus on scales, selections, and cadences to help you learn the beginnings of piano playing. I can take you through simple four part melodies with pedals, playing from a lead sheet, and even a bit of transposition. A small amount of music theory will be involved in your lessons. Contact me to talk about your piano playing goals and to set up your first lesson.
About William P.

Hello and thank you for stopping at my teacher profile. I have been a private music instructor for over ten years and have helped many student achieve their music goals through private instruction and group classes. I have been a musician all my life. I started singing at age three for a school Christmas Play and never stopped. I have been in competitions, participated in musicals and bands, been a paid performer, and even have written and produced my on music program. Currently I am teaching music in my local school district to students in Pre-K through 5th grade. I still perform and am constantly learning new music ideas and concepts. I would love to help you start or continue your music journey! If you have questions, feel free to ask using the "Ask Me A Question" tool. I hope to work with you soon!

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since 2011

Bachelor of Performance in Vocal Music Contemporary Studies

Age: 5+

Speaks english, spanish

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Piano
Audition Prep
Christian Gospel
Classical Voice
Music Performance
Musical Theater
Vocal Training
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
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Unfortunately, our experience with William was quite disappointing. When the scheduled lesson time arrived, we attempted to join the session, but the screen displayed the message "Class not ready yet." We made repeated attempts to connect for a duration of 18 minutes, both from our browser and mobile, but without success. Finally, after 10 minutes, the session started, but to our dismay, there was no one present. We received a message from the teacher, which was sent 10 minutes prior, stating that the lesson had been canceled by the teacher. It would have been more considerate if he had waited for the additional 5 minutes that we had actually paid for. Instead, he simply left. This experience left my son feeling deeply saddened and disappointed.

Posted May 26, 2023

Will is an amazing and patient teacher. I've learned a lot, and I've noticed a significant change in my vocal abilities. Lessons with him have always been a highlight of my week.

Posted Aug 23, 2022

William P. is awesome!!!!

Posted Jul 15, 2022
Long Term Music Substitue
Sep 2022 - Present
ESS- Waterbury CT
I am a music teacher for my local school district. I am responsible for teaching pre-k through 5th grade music. This includes basic music concepts, beginning vocals, beginning instruments, and simple music history. Engaging students in a fun and informative way that keeps them interested and growing in their music education.
Feb 2017 - Present
This started as a small hobby to get out some of my creativity. It became a staple of my teaching for quite a while. I arrange music for my students frequently. Many of my compositions and arrangements are aimed at beginner and easy piano, as well as flute. I have arranged several intermediate pieces as well. Currently I am working on writing my first musical!
Sep 2019 - Jul 2022
As part of the music program I created, I wrote four children's books. "The Music Alphabet", "The Staff", "Treble Clef", and "Bass Clef" are the names of my books and each one teaches a basic music theory concept to children in a way that is easy to understand.
Program Director
Jun 2018 - Jul 2022
Self Employed
I created a fun music program that used all kinds of different activities to explain music concepts to children ages 3-12. This included original music, books, crafts, games, and skits. I not only wrote this program myself. but I was able to produce it ad perform it several times before ending the program in the summer of 2022.
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.
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
Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

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