Hello, I'm Will Hayes, a Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM) graduate and past student artist at Chautauqua Institution, NY, and the Aspen Music Festival, CO. I have honed my artistry in person with some of the world's finest musicians, including Zara Nelsova, Yehuda Hanani, Sara Sant'ambrogio, Richard Aaron, Robert Shaw, Paul Katz, members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus and with renowned chamber ensembles, including the Tokyo, Emerson, and Cleveland Quartets.
Connecting with audiences in the U.S. and abroad, I have appeared in concerts with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy living legend Rod Stewart; Johnny Mathis; "the Jimi Hendrix" of the violin, Eileen Ivers, of Riverdance fame; and, held numerous orchestral positions in orchestras across the United States, including the Middletown Symphony, OH; Richmond Symphony, IN; Lawton Philharmonic, and Enid Symphony, OK; Wyoming Symphony; Las Cruces Symphony, NM; and the Schenectady Symphony, NY. I have entertained audiences as featured soloist with several orchestras, as well as perennially on the Warren Festival of the Arts, Warren, PA, since its inception over 30 years ago.
I have spent countless hours helping students, kindergarten through retirement, as a certified public school music educator, guest clinician, math and language arts tutor, or private lesson teacher in PA, OH, OK, SC, WY, CO, NM, AL, and NY over several decades. I am proud of each one of you, and always happy to hear from you!!
Will and his wife, Deborah.