VERNON T. “PETER” WILLIAMS
Director, Funk/R&B Ensemble, Progressive Rock/Metal ensemble
Private Lesson instruction in Guitar, Acoustic & Electric Bass, Drums and Voice
B.F.A., College of Santa Fe (Music)
Vernon T “Peter” Williams is a multi-faceted multi-instrumentalist with a musical background rooted in African American Gospel, trained in Western Classical and Modern Choral Music, and practiced onstage through many different facets of his musical career. As a sideman, Peter has performed with Chris Calloway, Jono Manson, Taj Mahal, Donna McKecknie, Wes Studie, and the World Funk group Panjea. He has been a reliable pit musician for more than twenty (20) years and has been teaching for thirty years. As an educator, Peter has started several After-school Rock Band Programs for private and public schools, as well as Hip Hop programs for at-risk youth. He is part of the NAAM Award-winning Candyman Summer Rock Camp at Candyman Strings & Things, and he hosts a weekly political satire radio show called Music In The Madness. Peter is also the driving force behind a band called The Sticky – a professional Funk band that boasts heavy, 70’s-style space-funk grooves, combined with ascension-themed female vocals.