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Willy M.
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I have been teaching piano for almost 20 years. I have taught classical, blues, jazz, country and gospel styles. I am well versed in traditional methods of piano study, but I also have a great deal of success in helping classically trained students learn how to play rock, blues and jazz styles.
About Willy M.

Willy has been teaching music for more than a decade, carrying on the tradition he learned when his father taught him piano as a youth. He is a multi-instrumentalist with a degree in music from Earlham College in historic Richmond, IN (the birthplace of recorded jazz, and home of 30s era Genette Records). As a sound technician Willy gained valuable experience working at the world famous Tarry Town Music Hall near Sleepy Hollow, NY, where he worked with top notch touring bands like Blues Traveler, the Indigo Girls, Paul Shaffer, the Marshall Tucker Band, and the late, great Levon Helm. He also worked with A-list actors such as Stanley Tucci, James Cahn, Kevin Bacon and Keanu Reeves. While living in Austin, TX, Willy was a member of the American Federation of Musicians alongside greats like Los Lonely Boys, George Straight, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson. As a father of four young children, Willy teaches in a family friendly environment. At the SIW events, he has taught elementary students as well as adults all the way up to 86 years old! Willy is a background checked teacher and would love to pass on his knowledge of music to you and your family!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1994

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Ministry

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Teaches ages 7+

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Speaks French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Attic Greek, Koine Greek, English

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Piano
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Willy was great. He took the time to get me started on the right foot.

Posted Jan 15, 2020
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He was great

Posted Nov 17, 2019
Teacher's Studio

Willy is a wonderful teacher! I'm excited about my mandolin Journey.

Posted Mar 7, 2019
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Music Teacher
Sep 2010 - May 2011
Richmond Academy
Taught music to elementary, jr. high and high school students. Taught private piano, guitar and mandolin lessons.
Sound Technician
Jan 2008 - Sep 2010
Tarry Town Music Hall
Willy was a sound technician and stage hand for Tarry Town Music Hall where he was able to work with many well known music artists such as Procol Harum, Keb' Mo', the Indigo Girls, Yonder Mountain Stringed Band and Dweezel Zappa.
Music Teacher
Aug 2009 - May 2010
Hudson Valley Christian Academy
Taught Music to Elementary school children. Also taught Piano, Guitar and Banjo lessons privately.
Music Instructor
Aug 2006 - May 2007
Frisco School Of Music
Taught Piano and Guitar.
Substitute Teacher for Band
Aug 1997 - May 2004
Centerville Jr./Sr. High
Taught Music and Substitute taught elementary, Jr. and Sr. High students.
Ministry
Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Christian Leaders Institute
Christian Ministry
Sep 2008
Crown College
Church Planting
May 2008 - Jul 2008
Church Planter's Boot Camp Ft. Worth, TX
Church Planting
May 2005 - May 2005
Church Planter's Boot Camp Orlando, FL
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music
Sep 1993 - May 1997
Earlham College
General Studies
Aug 1989 - May 1993
Centerville Sr. High
English
Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Greek
Limited Proficiency
Japanese
Limited Proficiency
Koine Greek
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Pastor License
Sep 2012
Missionary Church USA
Licensed Minister with the Missionary Church USA.
Pastor License
Sep 2002
Christian and Missionary Alliance
Licensed Minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance
Broadcast Music Inc.
Nov 2014
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.
American Federation of Musicians
May 2004
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students