Born in Orlando, Florida, September 1996, Will began his interest in music at a young age after his father introduced him to rock and roll music and hearing Jimi Hendrix's live performance of "Machine Gun". He began playing guitar at the age of 13 and dedicated himself to learning the music of the Beatles, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, and Miles Davis. By age 17, He was playing alongside seminal jazz figures such as Larry Coryell, Vic Juris, and Pat Martino, at several clubs in New York City and Florida . Will was accepted on a scholarship to the Berklee School of Music but decided not to attend to pursue music full time. He recorded and released his first self-titled EP of all original music during summer 2016. He now resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado playing with his own group that includes several musicians from the Orlando, Los Angeles, New York, and Colorado area.
William P. has over 7 years of music experience in the Colorado Springs area.
Accepted to Berklee school of music on scholarship but decided not to attend
Private Lessons with Larry Coryell 2011-2012
Black Sheep, Flux Capacitor, Colorado Springs with Tribal Seeds (2016) Stargazer Theatre, The Buzz, Southside Johnny’s, Tennyson’s, Ziggie’s Blues Club Denver Professional guitarist for Jazz Tastings Maitland, Silverlake Lounge Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for the Bob Carr Theatre performance of, “High School Musical” (2014) Performing guitarist for Cows n’ Cabs (2012) benefit/festival in Winter Park Performances at Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach with Larry Coryell (2014) Credo Downtown Orlando Dexter’s Winter Park, Cavanaugh’s Wines Edgewater Habenero’s with Michael Hawley Jazz Trio Austin’s Winter Park Hannibal’s Winter Park Hired Guitarist for Rollins College including Alumni, Theatre, and Senior Events Benoit Glazer’s Timucua White House (Orlando) with Larry Coryell (2014) BB Kings Orlando and NYC (2015/2016) Blue Note New York January 2015 with Larry Coryell, Pat Martino, and Vic Juris Experience recording in-studio, including original compositions at Evermore Sound Orlando First United Methodist Church of Winter Park Primary Guitarist for Service Band (2011-2014) Debut EP released summer 2016
Professional Guitar Lessons to Students of all ages and to music teachers with masters and Ph.D. in other instruments
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Review of William P.
" William P.is one of the single most talented guitarists, teachers, band leaders, and generally well-rounded musicians that I have had the pleasure of befriending, performing with, and learning from. Having performed locally in bands and various productions over 18 years with a wide array of musicians, I can say with total honesty that the natural talent that William has for leading a band and teaching those around him is unlike anything I've seen in any of my previous experiences. He has a complete working knowledge of the guitar, and moreover (what is essential for teaching), is that he has the patience and strong ability to clearly communicate that knowledge to any person he teaches regardless of age, experience level, knowledge, or overall aptitude. I have witnessed him perform with an incredibly wide spectrum of musicians from Larry Coryell (who sat in with us during my first gig with Will) to brand new musicians who have very little experience and knowledge, executing styles from incredibly intricate Jazz, to Led Zepplin and Jimi Hendrix, to all things Blues and quite literally everything in between (including original compositions). William has the ability to keep up with musicians of Larry Coryell's caliber, but at the same time is able to play brilliant shows with lesser experienced musicians and bring out the best in them. His naturally leadership abilities and humble nature paired with his intense passion for all things music truly inspire those who he teaches and performs with to WANT to grow, practice, and improve. He is a truly inspiring musician with strong work ethic who is also trustworthy, well-organized, honest, completely dependable, humble, and perfectly suited to teach any level of guitar to any level of student. If given the opportunity to teach with your company, I believe you all will find him to be an incredibly valuable team member. Thank you for your time. Have a lovely day! " Mary Elizabeth Howe wrote at Tuesday, Dec. 13th 2016
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