"Having Will as a vocal coach has been one of the most empowering experiences in my life. It's not too often, in fact ever, to present yourself completely vulnerably and sing what you feel and what you've been through...And be listened to! Wholeheartedly!
Will is patient, humble, professional, creative in his teachings and extremely knowledgeable of the voice.
I thank Will so much for helping me find my singing and speaking voice, and with that, I can confidently bring it everywhere - to the workplace, home, wherever I go!"
"About a year before my wedding I got in my head the crazy idea, that I would surprise my bride-to-be, by singing the song we would use for our first dance. Anyone who knows me, would know this was not something she would ever expect. I met with Will at his training studio and quickly I found 3 important things out: 1) I had no idea how much there was to singing, 2) Will was clearly a professional at it, and 3) Will is a skilled teacher as well, breaking things down in a way I knew was just for me, so I could pick it up as quickly as possible.
Long story less long, after taking my classes that Will customized to my needs, we made a recording of the cover song I was wanting, and took my bride by complete surprise on our wedding day! Still to this day, she has the song on her phone, making her smile after each listen. Thank you Will!"
- Cecil J
"I came across William when I was looking for a vocal instructor who could help elevate my love for singing, rock music. I noticed right away, from the pictures on his website, that he wasn’t just a teacher, but someone who was living what he taught.
I came to him just wanting to look cool amongst my karaoke friends, which I quickly did. He soon pushed me to think bigger, and uncovered something within me that I thought was too crazy to believe in. He created safety so that I could be vulnerable. He helped me let go of my fears of being off-pitch. Because as Will told me, “it’s ok to be off pitch, but it is not ok to hold back”. I have been working with William for several years. The amount of knowledge, technique, and confidence he instilled within me felt like 10 years of work crammed into a few years of instruction. I have always been so impressed with William’s professionalism. He runs a business that is ice cold with no mistakes. He is never late, he never makes excuses, and he delivers value 100% of the time.
I have a young daughter. As any parent knows, it’s hard to carve out time for yourself. William had no problem letting my daughter come to our practice sessions. She has even come to love “Mr. Will”. I can tell she takes pride in seeing her mom going after her dreams. He delivers it all; vocal technique, music theory, song writing, and live performance direction that you just can’t get anywhere else. He was spot on with counseling me through the process of starting a band and the growing pains that come along with it. Oh, did I mention that?
Not only did he give me the confidence and ability to crush my initial goal, but he convinced me that I could be the lead singer of my own band. Which is exactly what happened. I am now the lead singer of an all-female rock band, playing live performances. Something, I thought could only happen in another life. His industry connections and honest feedback have become an invaluable resource for me. Whether you have small goals or big goals, William is the instructor who can help get you there. Come in as a fan and leave a Rockstar!"
-Devon Johnson Porter, Revolution Red
"I have been taking voice lessons with Will for 2 years now and love it! Since my last voice instructor moved, it took me almost 5 years to find one that I liked. Most voice instructors make you sing classical music, but Will encourages you to sing what you want. He will never tell you something is too challenging, or your voice isn't good enough. He will always help you to sing, or play, anything you want. However, a little self-awareness doesn't hurt. I learned very quickly that I am a ways away from singing a Jennifer Holliday song. All in all, Will is incredibly knowledgeable, supportive, and just an overall fun dude to hang out with. I highly recommend him as an instructor!"
"Will is one of the most talented voices in the Seattle music scene easily. Going to many of his concerts every rock experience he has brought on stage shakes the crowd, and his personality on stage draws people in. Modern-day local rock star."
"I was terrified about meeting a genuine, touring musician and seriously doubting my sanity – could I really learn to sing? Yes, it turns out I can - and I’m not half bad! His lessons are exceptional and of a much higher standard than the school’s. Will’s lessons combine music theory with practical, his passion and expertise are exhilarating. I feel like I’m going to end up with a graduate degree in music and the ability to really rock it on a stage. I’m even thinking about performing with a band! I highly recommend Will, no matter what your level or ability. His professionalism and experience impress me greatly and he’s also a lot of fun, not to mention incredibly patient and encouraging. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional singer, go see Will. Plus, his home studio is inspiring and well equipped and I appreciate how he records all my lessons for me to review. Fame is just around the corner…."
- Erin K
"When I perform somewhere, I get lots of positive comments on my voice; people who heard me before, are simply amazed. With each session, I find myself improving. I now share lead vocals in my band, Unchained. After hearing what Will was doing for me, another of our lead vocalists (who was very good) started taking lessons from Will and has improved noticeably. In addition to vocal technique, Will has made a number of very helpful suggestions on the art of arranging and performing my music. Results notwithstanding, I have found Will to be a great guy to work with, and I have come to count him a friend."
- Geoff W, Unchained
"I look forward to each of my vocal session with Will. Not just because I get to learn a ton, but also because it's a ton of fun. He gives loads of positive encouragement throughout and really cares about his students reaching their goals. It's been great so far!"
- Soundarya B
"Will is very personable and patient. He is dedicated to helping me find my own voice. Will taught me that my voice is unique, all our voices are, and I have learned the importance of holding that idea inside myself as a performer and writer. I continue to learn valuable vocal techniques and nuances from Will as I pursue my singing ambitions."
- Stephen J.