William Cooper holds a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, where he also received his Bachelor of Music in 2013. An active performer, William is Second Trumpet with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, toured with the Broadway show An American in Paris, and performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician in Central Florida.
My son was very impressed and is excited to continue lessons with William. He is very patient and focused on good playing technique and musicality right from the start. So far so good!
William is a great teacher. My son really enjoys the lessons and he is learning a lot.
When I work with a student for the first time, students are required to schedule at least one audition lesson with me. This audition lesson is the student's chance to demonstrate their interest in improving on the trumpet, their current ability level, and it is also a chance for them to evaluate if they think studying with me will be a good fit. Students who successfully audition for my studio will be offered studio membership.
2nd Trumpet, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from Northwestern University
30 Minutes: $35
60 Minutes: $60
90 Minutes: $80
I first started teaching trumpet when I was a senior in high school. Having been a first chair All-State player in Georgia for two years in a row, local band directors from other high schools asked if I would teach some of their trumpet students private lessons. I was very excited when some of my students made the All-District Band and one of my students even made All-State Band during my first year as a teacher.
I have worked with young beginners, adult beginners, middle school students, high school students, and college students. All levels are welcome to study with me if they are willing to work hard, trust my teaching, and commit to a regular practice routine.
Performing the music of Star Wars with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of John Williams.
Make sure to evaluate teachers carefully and make sure that the teacher is a good fit for your goals. You should ask yourself the following questions:
What is the teacher's educational background? Do they have any degrees music? Majoring in the instrument they teach?
Does the teacher perform frequently as a professional musician? With a highly regarded ensemble? As a soloist?
Does your teacher have teaching experience? Has the teacher demonstrated success with other students?
Does the teacher have my best interest in mind? Will they work hard to help me improve?
Students should ask themselves the following types of questions:
What are my goals?
How often do I want to commit to taking lessons?
How much practice time each week am I willing to commit to?
How much experience do I have on my instrument?
Am I willing to travel to the teacher? Am I interested in online lessons?