Instructor
Joined in
2005

William

Instructor

Teaches Piano, Voice, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation

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Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Piano, Voice, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

About William

Mr. Young began teaching private music lessons in 1972.  In 1973 he taught piano at Gahanna Music Center and has been teaching piano and electronic keyboard at Linton Milano's Music continuously for 24 years. He has taught music in Mesa and Tempe Public Schools for 10 years conducting and directing bands, orchestras and choirs. He has served for 24 years as a piano adjudicator and professional pianist.  Mr. Young also teaches piano and voice with Music & Arts a national music education provider that teaches a million students taking lessons per year.  Mr. Young also teaches voice, singing, music theory and conducting in two music studios.  For five years Mr. Young has conducted bell, youth and children’s choirs as a full-time professional Staff Member in the United Methodist Church. He is a certified teacher and a certified college professor teaching at Rio Salado Community College, Mesa Community College, Vanderbilt University and Ohio State University.  He is a certified teacher of the national Scott Huston PBS Creative Piano/Keyboard Technique also known as the creative and lightning fast piano teaching technique.  Mr. Young’s colleagues refer to him as Maestro Young.  Mr. Young was commissioned by Hal Leonard the largest music publishing company in the world to analyze and evaluate their new music teaching lesson materials.  

 

Awards:

 

Academy of Magical Arts Honorary membership, Hollywood’s World Famous Magic Castle

Vice President of Student Body: Ohio Valley University

 

Christian service scholarship: David Lipscomb University

 

Music Education: Music Theory, Piano, Voice/Singing, and Conducting: Bell and Vocal Choirs, Bands, Orchestras and Church Music

Music Theory: Professor Douglas Pummel Ohio Valley University:  Out of thirty students twenty-seven students got F grades, only three students passed this music theory study.  Mr. Young earned an A in this class.

Advanced Music Conducting:

 Professor Buddy Arnold David Lipscomb University

Singing/Voice Training:

Professor Douglas Pummel Ohio Valley University 2 Years

Professor Buddy Arnold David Lipscomb University 2 Years

Professor Ray Arbizu Brigham Young University and World Famous Touring Opera Singer 1 Year

Ryan Young Private Voice Coach/ Teacher 1 Year

Piano/Keyboard:

Elsie Zellers Professional Church Pianist and Organist Private Lessons 3 years

Janet Pummill (15 performances Carnegie Hall) Ohio Valley University 2 years

Professor Francis Hill recognized as one of the nation’s most rigorous piano Master Teachers David Lipscomb University 2 years

Professor William Hicks (Julliard Graduate) Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music 2 years

Walter Byers (50 years piano teaching experience) Mr. Young’s teaching mentor specializing in piano literature, sight reading and improvisation 24 years

Pedagogical\teaching specialties: Voice\Singing, Conducting, Keyboard\Piano Playing, Music Reading, Sight Reading: the ability to play music perfectly with no practice, Improvisation: the ability to make up music as you are playing with no practice, Music Theory, EZ Play Book Playing, Fake Book Playing, Chart and Lead Sheet Playing 

 

Gilbert Music & Arts 480-898-1499 Gilbert AZ