William E.

Teacher
William E.
Plays/Teaches

Experience:

-NYU Voice Instructor 2017-2019
-Berklee Summer Musical Theater Workshop Faculty
-10 years in piano and voice instruction
-8 years in music direction
-Performances in musical theater, vocal jazz, choral, opera, and general band

 

Education:

BM Berklee College of Music in Film Scoring and Professional Music
MM NYU in Vocal Performance
AC NYU in Vocal Pedagogy

Located:

Manhattan, NYC

Will is a curious and dedicated teacher of voice and music.  He has taught in prestigious music schools, summer programs, and colleges in California, Boston, and New York City, including NYU Steinhardt’s voice department and Berklee’s Summer Musical Theater Workshop.   Will finds immense joy in sharing his love of music with students of all ages and helping them discover what their unique voices can do.  He uses developmentally focused teaching methods to work with singers of all ages, skill levels, and interests.

His general strategy is to establish a relationship with the student, giving value to their opinion whether they are a beginner or an experienced performer.  In voice lessons, Will designs exercises that encourage released breath and healthy sound production.  By employing a myriad of tools and modifications, he enables students to have new experiences that build good habits and replace habits that are no longer serving them.  He is more invested in helping students discover what their voice can do rather than deciding what it should do.

As a pianist, Will has accompanied musicals and choirs across the country, including High Street Arts Center (CA), 48 Hours Theater (CA), Camp Walden (ME), Point of Departure Vocal Jazz (MA), Berklee Summer MT Workshop (MA), West Side YMCA (NY), and the NYU Men’s Glee Club (NY).

As a singer, he is multi-dimensional.  Will self-accompanies in many contemporary styles like jazz, pop, rock, etc.  He has performed musical theater roles such as Sweeney (Sweeney Todd), Stone (City of Angels), Fred (Kiss Me, Kate!), Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz), and many more.  He also performs opera, recently performing the role of the Marquis in (Dialogues of the Carmelites).

Will graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, and was recognized for outstanding achievement in the Professional Music department.  He was also distinguished by NYU for his contributions to the vocal pedagogy program.
Will is thrilled to join Music To Your Home to continue sharing his love of music with new students!