Willie L.

Sax Workshops, Jazz Band, Woodwinds

I have played the saxophone for 34 years and the flute and clarinet for 27 years. I attended Hillsborough Community College and Florida State University, and studied under James Burge and Dr. Patrick Meighan respectively. While at FSU, I was a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance. Upon my return to Tampa, I served as the marching drill designer for the Hillsborough High School "Big Red" Band for two years. I have held the same position with the Bloomingdale High School band for 17 years. I have taught in Hillsborough county for 21 years. I am an FBA adjudicator for jazz band and solo and ensemble. I am also the praise and worship leader at Harvest Church of Tampa.

Advice to students: Patrick Meighan has a sign on his office door at FSU that reads, "Please check your ego at the door and enter in a teachable spirit." I believe that a student will only learn if he allows himself to be taught.

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