Jeffrey Petrella

Willie is not only an accomplished performer, but a talented, insightful and passionate teacher.


Since studying with willie, my piano skills have increased exponentially. Willie is an inspiration

Mary Beth

I’ve been studying with Willie for quite a while…I love how he tries to make the process fit within a ‘normal’ life. life gets busy, but there are ways to make it work with some good guidance, and that’s one of the many things I really...

Kelly Thomas

Great individualized solutions/feedback for student questions.


I really like this online format, because Willie has a genius for pinpointing ideas that are moving my playing along.

Pattie Cossentino

Sign up for this site! Make sure to take the Skype lesson for instructions on where to begin.

Sue V

I’m encouraged by the chance to do a few lessons by Skype! What a great opportunity to learn and ask questions, and Willie can pack a lot of helpful suggestions into 20 minutes! Thank you!

Stacy Queen

Willie has a great sense of where you are as a player and what he can teach you to improve your playing. He is a great listener and coach. Looking forward to my next lesson. 🙂

Marc Harris

I have been a member of pianowithwillie for a long time now and find it an absolutely invaluable site. This was my first lesson with Willie and it was so helpful - 20 minutes of guidance has opened up many new doors !

Mary Beth Koplin

I can’t say enough about how happy I am with my training with Willie - I’m making a lot of progress, and the stuff he teaches is so USEFUL to me! I play in a band, and I’m a much better player now…excited for the future, too.
Tom Barrett

Tom Barrett

I was very excited when I found PianoWithWillie, Willie has a great method that takes you through interesting (but not ridiculously hard) arrangements that also teach you the fundamentals you need to create your own arrangements and work from fake books or to...
Thierry Notermans

Thierry Notermans

Willie’s website is just great, it constantly evolves, not only in terms of content, but also in terms of features. There are hundreds of hours of instructions of different types of music. Jazz Blues Funk Latin Gospel Rock. As far as I’m concerned, I never...
Sachin Deshpande

Sachin Deshpande

One of the best things about the site is Willie’s commitment to make the best online experience for his students.
Ron Guarascio

Ron Guarascio

Willie has a great passion for teaching, as a former teacher myself I can appreciate his passion. That passion is contagious it rubs off on people, it rubs off on me I know I’m passionate about it now and primarily a lot of it is due to the fact that I found...