Wondering just how easy and reasonably priced it can be for you to enjoy beautiful live music for your wedding or other special occasion? 


Looking for private lessons in the violin family? (violin viola, cello, bass)

Hello, I'm Will Hayes, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) graduate, certified Suzuki teacher #121744, Cello Instructor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, AFM Albany, NY Local 14 member, Schenectady-Amsterdam NY Musical Union Local 85-133 Executive Board Member, and past student artist at the Chautauqua Institution, NY, and the Aspen Music Festival, CO. 


You'll benefit from and enjoy all the best techniques, practices and concepts from the world's top performers and teachers I have studied with in person: Zara Nelsova, Yehuda Hanani,

Sara Sant'ambrogio, Richard Aaron; and, with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, as well as in coaching sessions from members of renowned chamber ensembles, including the Tokyo, Emerson, Cleveland and LaSalle String Quartets.  And, the highest credit goes to my earliest private teachers, Eleanor Sandblade and Arlene Conn, as well as Dr. Lou Richardson, SUNY Fredonia.

You'll enjoy all the confidence that comes from connecting with audiences in the U.S. and abroad, as I've performed live on stage with rock legend Rod Stewart; vocal legend Johnny Mathis; "the Jimi Hendrix" of the violin Eileen Ivers, of Riverdance fiddling fame, and the operatic vocal quartet sensation "Il Divo."  

You'll deeply appreciate having all the auditioning insights and successes, as I've also held positions, regular and substitute, in orchestras across the country, including the Allegheny College Baroque Ensemble (PA); Middletown Symphony, OH; Richmond Symphony, IN; Lawton Philharmonic, and Enid Symphony, OK; Wyoming Symphony; Las Cruces Symphony, NM; Tri-County Orchestra, AL (viola and cello); and, in NY, in the Schenectady Symphony, Catskill Symphony, Clinton Symphony, Woodstock Symphony, Northern Dutchess Symphony, Greater Newburgh Symphony, Colgate University Orchestra, Richmond County Orchestra (Staten Island), UAlbany Symphony, Siena Chamber Orchestra, Albany Pro Musica, Cathedral of All Saints Orchestra, ensembles for nationally touring shows at the Palace Theater and Proctor's Theater, Hubbard Hall Opera, Schenectady Light Opera Company, Park Playhouse, Not So Common Players, Guilderland Players, Theater Barn, C-R Kids, University at Albany Theater, and Union College Theatre, Timothy Murphy Playhouse; as well as with Capitol Chamber Artists, and Sage City Symphony, VT.

Make having fantastic music in your life easy and fun.

Call now to schedule a free consultation to plan your event music, or to set up your private lessons:


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