About

Paul Hughes BMus (Hons) studied Composition with John Thomas and Arrangement and Musical Direction with Paul Bartholomew at Trinity College of Music in Greenwich. Developing an early interest in music, Paul started having keyboard lessons at the age of 7 and he wrote his first composition three years later. Throughout his teens Paul took a number of standard qualifications in music earlier than usual, passing GCSE music at the age of 12, AS level music at 14, and A level music at 16.

Paul writes and arranges music in a variety of genres. He regularly arranges and engraves music for Kingsway, Amos 3 Music (formerly Integrity Music Europe) and 'Worship-Downloads.com' (a resource for churches with few or no musicians) as well as for function bands such as 'Who's Got The Dog?'. Stainer and Bell have published a number of his compositions in publications including 'The Light Touch' for trumpet (edited by Deborah Calland) and 'Eagles' Wings and Lesser Things' (an anthology of works with texts by Janet Wootton). A number of his works for brass and woodwind are published by Warwick Music. He wrote the 30 minute jazz piece "London Nightscape" in 2005 for 8 players plus tape, which received its first performance at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London. He particularly enjoys writing and arranging material for Big Band - an interest which he developed as a result of working with Phil Collins' Big Band in 1998 - and has completed several Big Band commissions. He joined the Performing Rights Society (PRS) in 2005.

Paul also directs various ensembles and plays piano and keyboards at a variety of events & engagements. He is Director of Music at St. Richard's Church in Hanworth, where he has also co-ordinated and produced two community project CD recordings and a number of successful Christian concerts and events including evenings with Stuart Townend, Jonathan Veira, Phatfish, Yazz, Jeff Lucas, Paul Field and Geraldine Latty.  

He teaches piano, keyboard, organ, composition, music technology and music theory, both privately and at a local school.