Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
John Willis, not only an excellent instructor but also an accomplished concert pianist and composer, has been teaching all ages and all levels of piano instruction for over four decades. He understands the importance of learning and mastering basics and his focus is on providing a strong musical foundation for all of his students, regardless of ability or level.
My Musical Education Background
* Student of Nadia Boulanger, known for teaching many last century composers, including Aaron Copeland * Master of Music/Comparative Arts, Boston University, Boston, MA * New England Conservatory of Music, Artist Diploma
Genres and Subjects Taught
I serendipitously ran into Jock a few months back; I had last seen him when I was a high school student 30 years ago. I had taken lessons from Jock from the time I was about 10 until I was 16 or 17. Well, to make a long story short, I've started taking lessons again! I can't begin to say how much I am enjoying studying the piano again. I've kept up with the piano on my own over the years, playing with a few groups, doing some accompaniment work, and even doing some teaching of own. Taking lessons again is such a joy - I'm working at a higher level than I ever have, and am getting such wonderful instruction and critique from Jock. He has such wonderful insights with the dynamics and style of each piece and I learn something new each time I come. I would highly recommend him both as a teacher and as a wonderful, warm human being!