To be honest, I initially thought I should still study with someone older in their years with 30 years experience under their belt. After having numerous instructors for guitar, I can easily say that Billy was the most effective of them all. He was extremely thorough and innovative in his approach. He helped me in all areas including repertoire and even in technique which addressed a repetitive stress injury. He is fun and makes the lesson inspiring. I would recommend Billy to players of all levels without any reservation.
Noah L. Boston, MA April 27, 2012
Billy is one of the most versatile and talented guitarists I know and a pleasure to work with!
Elizabeth K. Charlotte, NC April 27, 2016
I've had the distinct pleasure of playing with Billy for over two years as part of The Storytellers Band in NC. From day one, he's always exhibited the utmost professionalism and reliability. Most importantly, we've all pushed one another to grow as men. He's truly a passionate, witty musician with uncanny creativity on guitar. I strongly recommend Billy for any and all musical considerations. Humbled to be a friend and brother.
Gerard M. Greensboro, NC April 27, 2016
I love the way Billy swings; as a bassist in his drum-less trio, it is such a pleasure to have such an "in-the-pocket" rhythmic element to work with; he excels in providing that much needed percussive piece that I always crave in other players.
Benjamin S. New York, NY April 27, 2016
Billy is passionate and detail-oriented. I have enjoyed my classical guitar lessons with him very much. While I have learnt many new pieces from him over the last two years, I find that the most important skill I have learnt from Billy is problem-solving, which is especially important when learning a complicated piece. He teaches me how to break such huge problems into smaller ones that can be solved step-by-step. I have found these principles to be applicable to a wide range of pieces and other music instrument and this has made me more confident in my music playing overall.
Mei San T. New York, NY May 14, 2016
I found Billy through a friend's recommendation. We wanted our ceremony music to be intimate and romantic. Billy's version of the Pachelbel Canon in D set the tone of the ceremony, it was so touching. My husband and I had a very unique request, instead of the wedding march song, we asked Billy to play the acoustic version of Sarah Barielles "I Choose You". He slowed the song down and played it beautifully. He provided us a sample of the song prior to our wedding. I had guests praise me based on the choice of music. They said the music was perfect for such a beautiful ceremony and brought tears to their eyes. Billy was very accommodating, he brought his own amp and set up and worked together with our DJ. Everything went so smoothly, I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so much Billy for making my wedding ceremony unforgettable.
Sara B. New York, NY October 20, 2016