William Somes
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William Somes

William S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have played violin for 14 years, studied under Julliard-trained violinists, and played with professional ensembles. I will teach you how to properly hold the violin, various bow techniques, and beginner and intermediate repertoire. I also have experience working with people with developmental differences.

About William S.

I am an experienced multi-instrumentalist who plays violin, voice, guitar, trombone, and euphonium. I have played in youth orchestras and jazz bands and have soloed with the longest-running orchestra in the country, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. I currently play violin and sing in my church band.

I am a firm believer that students learn best when they are passionate about the material they are learning. My students can expect to learn the fundamentals of violin performance, including correct bow hold and technique. Once students learn the basics, I encourage them to reach their full potential by practicing etudes and repertoire of their choice. This customized learning process is tailored to the individual and helps students remain optimistic and excited about honing their skills in this difficult instrument.

My focus is on classical technique and repertoire, though I encourage students to apply skills to other genres as well (bluegrass, jazz, etc.).

If you study with me, you can expect to have fun and laugh a lot. I always incorporate humor into my lessons and ensure that discipline is coupled with lighthearted conversation. The student-teacher relationship is an important work/personal balance and I understand this balance well.

I look forward to our first lesson!

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Stephanie
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William is a fantastic violin teacher! He is so willing to help me play the music that I am interested in playing rather than having his own agenda :) William's lessons are really fun, and his own enthusiasm for the violin really inspires me to practice.

Posted Jul 28, 2021
JALIL SOBREVALS
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William is a very professional and dedicate teacher, I have been taking some lessons with him, he always encourage and help me to improve my technique, always keeping the class easy and fun, I have feel a great improvement in a short amount of time, I'm happy to continue my violin journey with him.

Posted Jul 27, 2021

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