Will Toedtman studied Jazz Guitar at CCM. He holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Johns Hopkins University. He performs regularly with various area musicians including the group Daniel Bennett and the Dirty Shirleys. Formerly an Assistant Professor of English at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois, Will also taught Jazz Guitar and Jazz Combo during his tenure there. With over 20 years of experience in teaching and performance, Will can help you make the most of your abilities and your investment.
“Everyone has the right to enjoy music, both as a listener and as a maker. I tailor my approach to the student’s interests and objectives as much as I can. I try to strike a balance between building a repertoire that’s relevant to you and covering musical and technical fundamentals that every advancing guitarist needs to come to terms with in order to grow on the instrument and become a more self-reliant learner. My specialty is Jazz; however, I also enjoy and have performed Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B, Country and Western, Bluegrass–even Punk Rock (although that was a long time ago). But the best way to get a feel for what I do is to come in with your guitar for a free trial and give it a shot.”