Areas Covered:Edinburgh, International availability online


Piano Lessons Per Hour (Purchased In Advance)

£ 30.00

Piano Lesson Per Hour

£ 40.00


Dr Derek Williams, PhD, BMus, FTCL, LMusTCL, DipTeach, DipTchg I welcome adult students aged 16 and over in Piano and Theory of Music including preparation for ABRSM and Trinity College grade 5 upwards and diploma examinations as well as for public performance. Styles include Classical, Jazz and Pop. I also offer instruction in Composition, Arranging and Music Technology. For lessons in Music Technology, I can travel to your studio. All other subjects are taught either at my studio in central Edinburgh, or online via Skype. I am a member of the European Piano Teachers' Association, the Edinburgh University Graduates Association, the Musicians' Union, the Music Arrangers' Guild of Australia, and the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA). Over the past 40 years, in addition to teaching privately, I have taught high school Music to A level , and since 2007 I have served on the Associated Staff of Edinburgh University as tutor and lecturer in Composition and Orchestration to Masters level. During the previous 15 years, I was also Examiner and Adviser for the New South Wales Board of Studies. Fee: £40 per hour, reducing to £30 if lessons are purchased in advance. First interview is free of charge. Details on website. BIO: I currently reside in Scotland, where I graduated PhD in music at The University of Edinburgh, and where I am now on the Associated Staff as Lecturer/Tutor in Composition and Orchestration. Professional memberships: - EPTA (European Piano Teachers' Association) - BASCA (British Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors - Musicians Union (UK) - EUGA (Edinburgh University Graduates Association) - MAGA (Music Arrangers Guild of Australia) - APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association Limited) - RGS (Royal Geographical Society) Music tuition is offered both online over Skype and in person for Edinburgh residents: - Classical, Popular & Jazz - Amateur to university level - Qualified, experienced tutor Individual and group tuition available in: • Piano & Theory of Music • Composition • Arranging • Orchestration • Setting up your studio • Using Sibelius\u00ae • Using Cubase\u00ae Qualifications: • DBS Certified for all ages • PhD - The University of Edinburgh (2012) • BMus - The University of Auckland (1973) • FTCL - Fellow of Trinity College of Music, London (1977) • LMusTCL - Licentiate in Music, Trinity College of Music, London (1976) • DipTeach - The New South Wales Department of Education & Training (1997) • DipTchg - New Zealand Department of Education (1982) Teaching experience: • The University of Edinburgh (2007-present): Lecturer, Tutor, Examiner in Orchestration and Composition (Associated Staff) • The New South Wales Board of Studies (1989-2006): Examiner & Advisor in Music, Software Design & Development, Information Processes & Technology, Computing Studies • Sydney Community College (1995-2006): Lecturer in Music Technology • The New South Wales Department of Education & Training (1986-2006): Teacher of Music, English, Software Design & Development, Information Processes & Technology, Computing Studies • The New Zealand Ministry of Education (1979-1985): Teacher of Music, English, Computer Awareness • New Zealand School of Music (1974-1978) - Principal, Teacher of Piano & Theory of Music • The University of Auckland (1973-1974) - Lecturer, Tutor, Examiner in Music Professional experience • Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Conductor, Producer, Musician for Film, Television, Theatre, Dance and Recording (refer Derek Williams' website) • For credits and references, please refer to Bio, Portfolio and Testimonials from the Derek Williams link on the website's Contact page.

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