Derek Williams - Composer, arranger, conductor, producer

Derek Williams: Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Producer
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Derek Williams - Composer, Musician, Arranger, Conductor

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In other people's words

Guy Cross (Composer)

I just wanted to officially thank you for all your tremendous work on The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Your arrangements and transcriptions were perfect and as you know the recording sessions went down without a hitch.

 

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Music Composer, Conductor and Arranger

Derek Williams' passion in the writing, production and performance of music covers a variety of fields, from the theatre to the big screen. His list of arrangements and compositions in both live and recorded music spans a long and successful career, whilst achieving a a multi-award winning standard of excellence.

Derek is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh with a PhD in music. Alongside his own compositions and performances, he offers both private and online lessons, which are available via various platforms online such as Skype, TeamViewer, Facebook. Individual or group tuition is available in piano and the theory of music, composition, arranging, orchestration, setting up your studio, using Sibelius and using Cubase.

He has been an orchestrator, associate music composer, conductor and arranger for 27 movies and TV shows plus 15 album titles. As an experienced composer, Derek can provide tuition on how to create and score your music. His conducting lessons will help you learn how to unify performers in either a small or large orchestra. This includes setting a tempo to control the interpretation and pacing of the music whilst executing clear preparations and beats. Finally, Derek can also equip you with the skills to become a music arranger, which involves making sure every aspect of a composition is harmonized and formatted appropriately for its intended market.

Many of the musical projects Derek has worked on and contributed to during his career have achieved critical and popular acclaim, including LAIFF Best Sci-Fi/Thriller award (The Beast in the Storm), an Oscar (Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert), a BAFTA Award (The Making of Longbird), Best Film Score (Crush), Platinum record sales (Come In Spinner - ABC) and an Australian Aria Award nomination (Cash Landing - EMI Music).

If you are interested in learning to be a music composer, conductor or arranger/orchestrator then please contact Derek using the details below:

Contact Derek Williams

If you'd like to get in touch to discuss any of Derek Williams' services

Mobile:

+44 (0)785 760 2004

Office:

+44 (0) 131 208 3668

Landline:

+44 (0)131 2411 804

Skype:

dwmusic

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