About

Course Director - Dr Derek Williams

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)
Professional Memberships
  • EPTA full member (European Piano Teachers' Association)
  • BASCA writer, full member (British Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors)
  • MU member (British Musicians' Union)
  • EUGA full member (Edinburgh University Graduates' Association)
  • MAGA full member (Music Arrangers' Guild of Australia)
  • APRA / AMCOS writer, full member (Australian Performing Right Association / Australian Mechanical Copyright Association)
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
  • For credits and references, please refer to Bio, Portfolio and Testimonials at www.derekwilliams.net