For 15 years, I’d failed to stick with guitar through various teachers and self-teaching attempts. When I moved to Phoenix I started taking lessons with William. I’ve now been taking lessons with him for over 2 years.

William has guided me through all of my shifting interests. Starting with rock/blues guitar, then a foray into classical guitar and now into jazz.  He has masterfully kept an emphasis on the fundamental techniques and theory needed to support teaching me the things I’m interested in.

William never fails to judge my mood and attention span on any given day and adjust his approach accordingly.  If I’m mentally exhausted, we might learn a simple but fun song. Other days he will push me to learn things I previously thought beyond my skill level.

This April, I moved cross-country and William transitioned seamlessly into giving me online lessons.

On top of that, William is a great person and I now consider him a friend as well as a teacher.

Grant Austin

I chose to take up the guitar later in life (after retirement).  I did not read music nor did I feel that I had any rhythm.  William was extremely patient with me and brought me to levels that far exceeded my expectations.  William has a rare ability to be able to put a person at ease and reduce their tension level.  Sometimes it was through talking and sometimes through playing.  He was able to read my apprehension level very well and seemed to always choose the correct method.  I moved away from the area and thus far have not found a guitar teacher with the same abilities.  Regardless of age or ability, I would recommend William to anyone.  Were it not so expensive I would gladly fly back to Phoenix once a week to continue my lessons with William.

Ron Mitchell