Will is a very experienced, very intuitive musician who will tailor the lessons according to your goals, whether they be short-term, long-term, or just something you feel like doing that particular day. I tend to be self-critical sometimes and Will is very patient and very relaxed, and completely non-judgmental - I love how he first makes a small pot of tea while we talk about what I want to work on that day. It helps bring me out of wherever I was coming from prior to the lesson, and to refocus on the present moment.
Will is a warm, creative, patient, and extremely knowledgeable teacher. His exercises are enjoyable to play. His knowledge and understanding span pretty much all genres. Will has tailored his teaching approach to how and what I wanted to learn. I have played for years and because of Will every aspect of my playing and very importantly my listening is just better. Along with my guitar practice, Will has helped my singing, and song writing as well. It is a pleasure to offer my experience of working with Will.
Will is a fantastic teacher! I came in with a lot of bad habits built up by trying to teach myself how to play the guitar out of books, and a lot of shyness and embarrassment on top of that. Will patiently corrected my habits, drew me out, and directed our lessons at exactly the kind of music I wanted to play, despite the fact that initially it was *way* out of my league. And he doesn't let me get lazy, either, now that I'm getting better - every song is a new challenge.
Will's been my teacher for about 8 years now. I've had the pleasure to learn acoustic guitar with this patient, generous and gifted teacher. He taught me how to pick, pluck, strum and hum, and to enjoy being in the moment with strings and song. I've carved out time every week to disappear and get in the groove.
I am a 71 year old Grandma and have wanted to learn how to play my old banjo for a very long time. I took weekly lessons with Will and he is an amazing teacher. He customized lessons to my interests and abilities and he was never irritated if I failed to practice. Will is patient, kind, and talented. Over the years, I've had three banjo teachers and he's by far the best!
Will is a fantastic teacher, coach, and mentor. I coach elementary and middle school basketball and really appreciated Will's combination of knowledge, patience, and ability to connect with each student by adjusting his approach. Not only did I learn a great deal about playing guitar practically, music theory, and how to put it all together, but I also learned a great deal about larger life topics from a very caring and fun individual. Will get's my highest recommendation. I not only took guitar from him, but also banjo, bass, and vocal lessons as well.
Will is an excellent teacher and will have you strumming a tune by the time you leave the first night. He is able to translate music theory in many ways and will find a method that works for you. He also is not a clock watcher and many times tends to go long on your time. I have been going to him now for over 2 years and have over 100 songs in my notebook now. Give him a try and you will not be disappointed. Makes no difference what style you want to learn just let him know and your off and running.