William Young
Mesa, AZ
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William Young

William Y.

Mesa, AZ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach sight reading, the ability to play a new piece perfectly without any practice the first time played. I also teach the classical go-through books learning harder and harder songs each week. I also teach improvisation the cording method the ability to play EZ-play music and make it sound like you have been studying piano for twenty years after only a couple of years. 48 years teaching experience with a Masters's in Education: focus piano.

About William Y.

Our goal and ability is to teach you to play at a six-year level after 3 months of fast easy lessons.
For your information: Are online lessons are more effective than in-person lessons?
Although there are some differences, multiple studies on distance learning, including this study from UNC, have shown that students are 36% more focused and perform 22% better when compared to in-person lessons. Mr. Y. is having great success with his students and his students love his lessons, you will too.

Please read slowly and carefully the following unsolicited review:
05-07-2020 unsolicited review: Movie Maestro Paul Beebee Mr. Y., When I win my first academy award,  I will have you and your wife at the ceremony and I will have you stand and I will give you the credit you deserve for my musical abilities.

Review: Brenner Piano Mr. Y. was an incredible man to learn from. After taking 3 lessons from him I could tell that he has a rich history in music and teaching and has a legitimate love for music. I had to discontinue my lessons due to a move out of state, but I would recommend him to anyone.

By Julie on 10/4/2019
When I came to Bill I had hopes and dreams of having the ability to read and play any kind of piano music. As a child, I struggled with reading music during 3 years of lessons with a strict classical teacher but held on to the dream. I have waited over 50 years to live the dream I am fulfilling now. Bill had me reading, and playing any piano arrangement I wanted in 3 months. I play classical, gospel, movie themes, and more and loving it all. His unique teaching method inspires you with an "I can do this" attitude. He analyzes who you are, your own style and abilities, and raises the bar with every lesson. As I play, he shows me how to enhance my performance with every note. He couples insight with knowledge and his 48+ years of experience to create a true pianist. He tells me I am the composer when I play, own the music. He tells me "don't just play the music, become the music". After 2 years of lessons, I am living my dream and preparing for concert-level opportunities. Whether young or old (I am 73 years old), Bill can inspire and teach you to play. I often wonder where I would be in the music world if he would have been my childhood teacher. I highly recommend Bill to start your child's music foundation on the right track or for yourself - to live your dream too. Thank you, Bill, for all you do and who you are.

For children, Bill structures his piano lessons so that his students learn their music during the lessons. He uses games, balloon animals, puppetry, and magic to make their lessons fun and exciting.

Private studio lessons. 50 years of experience, published composer, teaches all music genres.
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His goal is for each lesson to become more and more fun and for his students to learn at a lighting fast speed. Thanks for these moments.

He also teach close-up magic. Magic with cards, balls, coins, mental magic and stage hypnosis.

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Brenner
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Mr. Young was an incredible man to learn from. After taking 3 lessons from him I could tell that he has a rich history in music and teaching and has a legitimate love for music. I had to discontinue my lessons due to a move out of state but i would recommend him to anyone.

Posted May 2, 2020
Ryan
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I have always struggled with site reading Mr. Young made it easy. Me. young is the best teacher I have ever had.

Posted Oct 10, 2019
Julie
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When I came to Bill I had hopes and dreams of having the ability to read and play any kind of piano music. As a child I struggled with reading music during 3 years of lessons with a strict classical teacher, but held on to the dream. I have waited over 50 years to live the dream I am fulfilling now. Bill had me reading and playing any piano arrangement I wanted in 3 months. I play classical, gospel, movie themes and more and loving it all. His unique teaching method inspires you with an "I can do this" attitude. He analyzes who you are, your own style and abilities and raises the bar with every lesson. As I play, he shows me how to enhance my performance with every note. He couples insight with knowledge and his 30+ years of experience to create a true pianist. He tells me I am the composer when I play, own the music. He tells me "don't just play the music, become the music". After 2 years of lessons I am living my dream and preparing for concert level opportunities. Whether young or old (I am 73 years old), Bill can inspire and teach you to play. I often wonder where I would be in the music world if he would have been my childhood teacher. I highly recommend Bill to start your child's music foundation on the right track or for yourself - to live your dream too. Thank you Bill for all you do and who you are!

Posted Oct 4, 2019

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Experience

Piano and Voice teacher online private lessons.
Mar 2020 - Present

Agency of Magical Artists

Online private Piano and voice lessons across America.

Piano\Voice teacher
Sep 2004 - Present

Music and Arts Studio

49 years of inspiring piano, voice, and special needs students to become wonderful musicians. Music Arts has over 2 million music students and had Bill pass an extensive background check.

In Studio Piano and Voice lessons
Sep 2009 - Mar 2020

Music Arts

Taught in-studio private piano and voice lessons for 11 Years.

Close up Magician
Sep 1986 - May 2016

Pier De Orleans

Did strolling close-up magic from table to table and did cabaret stage performances each week for 30 years.

Piano teacher\piano judge for the awards music festival(24years).
Sep 1986 - Sep 2010

Litton Millano Music

Transforming students into fantastic musicians: Piano lessons, including special needs students including high IQ, low IQ, autistic and ADHD diagnosed students. Mesa AZ, Linton Milano presented Bill with a 20 year thank you for your service trophy at their annual awards music festival in front of 4,000 parents and students.

Taught private in studio piano lessons.
Sep 1986 - Aug 2010

Litton Milano Music

Taught private in-studio piano lessons for 24 years 5 days a week.

Closeup table side performing
Sep 1990 - Sep 2005

York Steak House

Strolling Tableside entertaining seven days a week for 15 years.

Hal Leonard Piano Course Evaluator
Sep 1999 - Oct 1999

Hal Leonard Corporation

Bill was honored by the largest music publisher in the world to be the master evaluator of their new piano music study method books before they were released to the music teachers across the world.

Music Teacher
Aug 1987 - May 1997

Mesa Public Schools

Taught band, orchestra, choir, and private music lessons in the Mesa School System for ten years.

Taught magic classes
Sep 1987 - May 1988

The Institute for Hyper Active Students

taught highly hyperactive students how to do magic.

Full-time professional Entertainer Touring America
Nov 1971 - Sep 1986

Agency of Magical Artisits

Toured the nation performing over 10,000 shows in front of thousands in live shows and in front of millions in television performances. Invited to become a national celebrity\ star and chose to become a local and regional celebrity.

Closeup table side performing magic
Sep 1985 - May 1986

The Kahiki International Restaurant

Restaurant frequented by superstars and world celebrities. Jon Kim, Kahiki Manager said," He had seen the magicians Houdini, Thurston, and Blackstone. He said Mandrini was at their level of performance."

Piano teacher
Sep 1983 - May 1986

Gahanna Music Center

Taught piano lessons in Gahanna Ohio, at the Gahanna Music Center a small local music establishment.

Taught magic classes
Sep 1983 - Sep 1984

Bexley Mansion

Taught groups of magic classes.

Magic Teacher
Sep 1983 - May 1984

Ohio State University

Taught mental magic: ability to memorize lighting fast for University students.

Piano teacher
Sep 1972 - Aug 1973

Private Lessons from my studio

Taught piano in his mountain top studio, in Beckley WVA.

taught magic classes
Sep 1968 - May 1969

Vanerbilt University

Taught University students how to do magic.

Education

24 year mentorship in music literature study, improvisation and sight reading.
Sep 1988 - May 2012

Walter Byers 50 year piano teacher and 50 year sheet music specialist .

Studied Manafestation at the highest possible level
Sep 1981 - Aug 1986

Apprenticed with Ken Sells fantastic master of manifestation.

Benefactoring at the highest possible level from a Legendary Superstar
Aug 1981 - Aug 1982

Mr. Young's fantastic benefactor was a superstar more famous then Elvis, Oprah, Trump and Michael Jackson all rolled together, he was in so many movies, had his regular weekly television show named after him. He toured the world for 80 years.

close up magic
Sep 1968 - Aug 1970

Mentored with Jimmy Sanders multi millionaire and grand master of closeup magic

Masters Degree in Education focus Music
Sep 1968 - May 1970

Scarritt Graduate School

Piano
Sep 1968 - May 1970

Blair Academy of Music(part of Vanderbilt University)

Closeup Prestidigitation
Sep 1967 - May 1970

Mentorship by Jimmy Sanders Grand Master of Closeup Prestidigitation

B.A. Communications focus Music
Sep 1966 - May 1968

David Lipscomb University

Mentorship in stage prestidigitation
Sep 1964 - May 1966

Duke Labey Grand Master of Stage Prestidigitation and apprentice of Mandrake of comic strip fame.

A.A. Liberal Arts focus music
Sep 1964 - May 1966

Ohio Valley University

Full time professional Magic
Aug 1964 - May 1966

Mentored by Duke Labey

Prestidigitation and Showmanship
Sep 1964 - May 1965

Chavez College of Prestidigitation and Showmanship Panorama City CA.

Certifications

Creative Chord Style Piano Teaching\the "lightning fast" piano playing learning method
Sep 2009

P.B.S.'s Television's Scott Huston Piano Study Course for: Children, Adults and Advanced Certifications

Learned how to play this music: Easy play, chart playing, chord playing improvisation with creativity mastery. Bill was taught how to teach all ages and advancement levels how to learn the piano as fast as lightning!
Certified Public School MusicTeacher
Sep 1999

Mesa and Tempe Public Schools Music Teacher

Bill has been granted lifetime certification by the Mesa Public school System and the Arizona Board of Educational Certification. This was granted because of his ten years of experience in music teaching in the Mesa and Tempe Public School Systems and because of his master's degree in education. This included a fingerprinting and extensive background check.
Certified College Professor
Aug 1998

Rio Solado Community College and the Arizona college Board of certification

Granted because of his teaching experience and his Master's in Education. This included a fingerprinting extensive background check.
Certified Director of Christian Education
Sep 1971

United Methodsit Church Conference

Certified Director of Education for churches across the world. Responsible for "teaching teachers" and diagnosing\ministering needs and implementing programs and procedures to meet needs of students, teachers, and administrators.

Awards

Invited to perform for King Salman bin Abdulaziz
Sep 2015

The royal family of Saudi Arabia

20 year teaching award
Sep 2006

Litton Millano Music

Standing ovation and recognition by 600 home town magicians.
Sep 1985

Interantional Brotherhood of Magicians

International Brotherhood of Magicians had Mandrini be the stage manager for thier National convention.
Aug 1985

Interantional Brotherhood of Magicians

Mandrini had his own broadcasted Magic special.
Sep 1984

Public Broadcasting System

Hired to judge the world's greatest magicians contest.
Jul 1984

Ohio State University

Grand Marshall of the Dublin Ohio's St. Patric's Day Parade
Mar 1984

Murifield Golf Tournament

Featured in Genii Magazine
Sep 1982

Gennii Magazine

Top entertainer
Sep 1980

Warner Brother's Cube Television

Honored with an article featuring Mandrini, The Linking Ring.
Oct 1979

Interantional Brotherhood of Magicians

Performed with Miss America Susan Perkins
Oct 1978

Ohio state festivals

Prestidigitation's Highest Honor: Invited and performed At the world famous magic Castle in Hollywood after show invited into the Academy of Magical Arts..
Sep 1975

Hollywood's World Famous Magic Castle

Honored with membership in The academy of magical artistes
Sep 1975

Hollywood's World Famous Magic Castle

Christian Service scholarship award
Apr 1968

David Lipscomb University

Vice President of the Student Body At Ohio Valley University
Oct 1965

Ohio Valley University

Top Magician
Nov 1963

Interantional Brotherhood of Magicians "The Mystic 13" Ring 55

Affiliations

Mensa
Sep 1986
Mensa, the high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world. Activities include the exchange of ideas through lectures, discussions, journals, special-interest groups, and local, regional, national and international gatherings; the investigations of members' opinions and attitudes; and assistance to researchers, inside and outside Mensa, in projects dealing with intelligence or Mensa.
Academy of Magical Arts
Sep 1975
The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. has been and will continue to be the premier organization in the world dedicated to the art of MAGIC.We are an organization which promotes the art of magic, encourages fellowship and maintains the highest ethical standards. We provide a friendly environment where members and their guests can enjoy the art and each other’s company. Our goals and objectives are to advance the art and promote a positive image of magic and magicians worldwide.
American Classical League
Sep 1970
The American Classical League was founded in 1919 for the purpose of fostering the study of classical languages in the United States and Canada. Membership is open to any person who is committed to the preservation and advancement of our classical inheritance from Greece and Rome.
Society of American Magicians
Sep 1964
It is the mission of The Society of American Magicians to promote an environment for the worldwide magic community that fosters fellowship, preservation of the magical arts, ethical standards, education, and personal growth.
International Brotherhood of Magicians
Sep 1962
The International Brotherhood of Magicians is the world’s largest organization of magicians, with members in 88 countries. Founded in 1922 by Len Vintus and Gene Gordon, the I.B.M.’s membership today includes the top professional magicians and thousands of enthusiastic hobbyists from all walks of life.

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