Will Schlackl

Will received his Diploma in Jazz Studies from Malaspina University – College in 1994 and his Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University in 1995. Since then, Will has taught music in school in Richmond, Hope, and Bella Coola. Settling in Penticton in 2001, Will has been blessed to be involved in amazing music opportunities. With 18 years experience as a public school teacher and at least that much experience as a private guitar instructor, Will has been able to share his love of music with People of all ages. He currently has over 140 public school students, and over 40 private students. Will has been the coordinator of The Penticton Summer Guitar Program and The Rock Skool for 10 years. Will has been the coordinator of Jazzcool for the last 8 years as well. He is also the guitarist in the Jazz Trio “Cube”. Will is the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band “Fluxx”. Solo / duo / trio – vocal/ guitar gigs in venues around Okanagan have continued to be a source of pleasure for Will. In addition to Will’s full teaching schedule Will plays over 50 nights a year in at least 6 different performing groups. Will is also part of the Artstarts B.C. juror program for Artist in Residence grants.