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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 Advisor for the New South Wales Board of Studies.

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