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Willis E.
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I strive above all else to inspire my students. Work ceases to be a burden when I am learning something that inspires me; it instead becomes a joy to engage in the process. Teachers are channels of inspiration between what is being learned and the person who is learning it. In my own teaching, I aim to inspire the same joy in my students that I discovered when I first began studying percussion.
About Willis E.

I studied drum set at Berklee College of Music, and graduated in 2018 with a double-major in Drum Set Performance and Music Business. My passion for music and drumming began over 16 years ago and I have been teaching professionally for the last decade. I enjoy sharing the knowledge and love I have for music because music has truly brought so much joy into my life! I have toured across the United States and Canada playing in a funk band. While at Berklee, I had the amazing opportunity to perform with Grammy Award winning artists such as Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, and Victor Wooten.

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Willis E.
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I strive above all else to inspire my students. Work ceases to be a burden when I am learning something that inspires me; it instead becomes a joy to engage in the process. Teachers are channels of inspiration between what is being learned and the person who is learning it. In my own teaching, I aim to inspire the same joy in my students that I discovered when I first began studying percussion.
About Willis E.

I studied drum set at Berklee College of Music, and graduated in 2018 with a double-major in Drum Set Performance and Music Business. My passion for music and drumming began over 16 years ago and I have been teaching professionally for the last decade. I enjoy sharing the knowledge and love I have for music because music has truly brought so much joy into my life! I have toured across the United States and Canada playing in a funk band. While at Berklee, I had the amazing opportunity to perform with Grammy Award winning artists such as Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, and Victor Wooten.

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My 5yo son began playing the drums during the pandemic with Willis as his instructor. It's been wonderful to see him learn how to read and play music in such a short time. Willis has both the passion and patience to make it work remotely. If you're thinking about it for your kids, I would encourage you to take the leap!

Posted Nov 18, 2021
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Will has an ability to very quickly adapt to the level of his student and tries (successfully) to find ways to make an immediate impact regardless of skill level. He has definitely done that with me. He very clearly has the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to teach both novice and experienced drummers alike. He also has a calm and patient demeanor that makes him very easy to be around. After just a few lessons (and some homework!) he has given me the confidence to continue pursuing my dream of being a drummer!

Posted Nov 15, 2021
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I took lessons from Willis for a year online via zoom. He was a wonderful teacher- supportive, knowledgeable, and very encouraging. I’m an adult beginner- 53 years old- and it’s a challenge to try something new and be willing to mess up in front of another person. But Willis made it easy. He knew when to push me to try a new skill, and when to go slow and remind me of all I’d already accomplished. He has a very positive and approachable teaching style. I highly recommend him to anyone as a drum teacher!

Posted Nov 15, 2021
Percussion Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present
South Shore Conservatory
Drum set teacher
Jan 2016 - Present
School of Rock
Drum Set Performance and Music Business
Sep 2013 - May 2018
Berklee College of Music
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Armand Zildjian Percussion Endowed Scholarship
Dec 2016
Berklee College of Music

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