Wheat Williams, voice, guitar, piano
Wheat Williams received his Bachelor of Music from Georgia State University, with previous studies at Belmont University School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee. A tenor, he studied operatic voice with Betty Boone and Dr. Ted Wylie, respectively.
A native of Decatur, Georgia, Wheat is a professional church chorister and soloist, with a lifetime of experience in traditional worship and classical music in churches throughout Atlanta. But he is equally at home not only with traditional classical music, but also rock, musical theater, and the Great American Songbook. He teaches voice to students of all ages and interests, along with guitar and beginning piano.
For three years he was the business manager for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, a leading early music chamber group. Before that he was a volunteer and consultant with the Bob Moog Memorial Foundation, which applies the history of electronic music to music education.
Wheat draws on formal training and music theory to build a solid foundation for the student, in any style of music the student wishes to study. He always strives to understand each student from their own perspective, encouraging as well as challenging, helping each one to find their own voice.