Willie Brandon

Willie B.

San Diego, CA
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About

Willie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
2005

I am a professional low brass musician (euphonium, trombone, bass trombone). I enlisted in the US Navy in 2005 and since then I have performed all over the world in places like England, Germany, Morrocco, Ghana, Bermuda, Mexico, and across the US.

I have studied with Pete DuBeau (principle tubist, Virginia Symphony), Ross Whitlock (US Army, retired). Additional studies with Brian Bowman (University of North Texas), and Roger Behrend (George Mason University, and former principle euphonium, US Navy Band).

I believe that music should be enjoyed not only by the listener, but by the performer as well. I practice because I want to and not because I have to. In my opinion, as a teacher, there is nothing that brings a smile to my face quicker than to see a student finally play an excerpt or piece of music that has frustrated him or her for a while. As a musician, nothing makes me happier than to hear a piece of music played the way it was intended.

I don't like to lose auditions, but my goal for you is that if I must lose, it should be to you. I feel that every teacher should want their students to surpass them, much like a parent wanting their child to be more successful.

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Experience

Musician
May 2005 - Present
US Navy

Stationed in Virginia, Illinois, Florida, and Italy

Education

Unit Leader Course
Jan 2016 - Aug 2016
Naval School of Music
Euphonium and trombone
Jul 2005 - Dec 2005
Naval School of Music
Music education
Aug 2000 - May 2003
Hampton University

Photos & Videos

A gig in Ventspils, Latvia

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A parade in downtown Chicago

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