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About Will Franz

William Franz
Will Franz
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Issaquah, WA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Guitar, Piano, Ukulele
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music- Western Washington University Master of Music in Jazz Performance- University of Texas at Arlington
Performance Experience: As a singer/songwriter I have performed at numerous venues across Washington State since 2009. During my time with the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra I got to share the stage with legendary Jazz artists such as Eddie Gomez, Tom Rizzo, Bobby Shew, and Jimmy Cobb.
Teaching Experience: I have taught private lessons since 2008 in both Washington and Texas. I was also previously an Adjunct Music Instructor at Big Bend Community College where I taught Music Appreciation, History of Jazz, History of Rock and Roll, and Class Piano courses.
Teaching Philosophy: Learning music is learning another language. It takes time, practice, and dedication. My goal is to guide my students on their musical journey and help them develop the necessary skills and techniques it takes to learn their instrument. I hope to inspire and pass on whatever knowledge I have in order to transform them into the musician they want to become.

Get to know Will Franz

Will is a guitarist and singer/songwriter originally from Mukilteo, Washington. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, graduating Cum Laude, from Western Washington University, where he studied classical guitar. In 2016, Will moved to Texas to study jazz guitar at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance. While in the Jazz Orchestra at UTA, Will got to perform with Jazz Legends such as Jimmy Cobb, Eddie Gomez, and Bobby Shew. He also had the opportunity to study jazz improvisation with Stefan Karlsson at UTA. 

Will is also an accomplished singer/songwriter, having performed over the years at numerous venues across Washington State. In 2011, he was awarded the Education Association Scholarship to Save Lives for his original song, Send a Friend. He released an EP entitled Sweet Aubade, in 2012, which was produced in Nashville by Multitone Musik. Growing up, Will started out as a percussionist performing in his school’s band. He then advanced to snare drum for marching band while also becoming the drummer for his church’s worship band. Will has been teaching private music lessons since 2008 to students of all ages. Formerly, he was an Adjunct Music Instructor at Big Bend Community College where he taught Music Appreciation, History of Jazz, History of Rock and Roll, and Class Piano courses. Will aspires to be an inspiration to learning musicians and pass on his knowledge and love for music..

Will Franz teaches at:
6130 E Lake Sammamash Pkwy SE Suite E
Issaquah, WA 98029
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