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Peter Wild was born in Sydney, Australia. From an early age he showed a great aptitude for the piano and after his family returned to England he began to develop a serious relationship with the instrument, leading to his enrolment at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and subsequently at the Royal Academy of Music in London. An interest in teaching emerged quite early on and he combined his work teaching in the Junior Department at the Royal Academy with the development of his own teaching practice. In later years he became very much involved with the work of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, and having served for a number of years on the national committee for the Private Teachers' Section he was subsequently appointed Warden of the Section, serving his one year tenure in 2008 – 2009.  His work as an accompanist played an important part in his early career and performances include recitals for BBC Radio, Granada Television and on the South Bank in London.

He is now based in Cheshire where he is a much sought-after teacher and consultant in piano teaching.  He tours in this country and abroad as an examiner and adjudicator.  His examining experience extends over twenty five years during which time he has worked as examiner and moderator for the WJEC examination board and as a senior examiner and piano consultant for the faculty of the London College of Music at the University of West London. Currently he is an Associate Chief Examiner at Trinity College, London. In 2014 he was awarded honorary membership of Trinity College. Peter can be heard performing on a variety of Trinity CD recordings and has had a number of educational piano pieces published. His repertoire ranges from the early baroque to 20th century composers such as Igor Stravinsky and Darius Milhaud. Peter is the most recent addition to Stoke Music’s garland of musicians of excellence.