Herschel McWiliams is a native of Kansas City. Growing up the son of musicians, he
was introduced to many musical influences at an early age. He started learning piano
at 8 years old and alto saxophone at 10 years old. Herschel has had the instruction of
some of the most established musicians and educators in the Kansas City area such as
Kerry Strayer, Doug Talley, Wayne Hawkins, Marlin Cooper, and Penny Snead and
countless other influences.