Adam Saunders is a Composer, Pianist and Educator based in London, UK.

Adam is one of the best music leaders I have seen in action - his ability to engage musicians of any age group or prior experience is a joy to watch. His intimate knowledge of harmony, and refined sense of rhythm/groove helps him to create exceptional results in a short space of time. We need more educators like Adam!
— Tom Hammond, Conductor & Artistic Director of the Hertfordshire Festival of Music

Speak Up, Speak Out

Adam co-composed ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’, a 60 minute piece inspired by Shakespeare, for massed choir, Jazz Orchestra and His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts. This piece premiered at the Royal Albert Hall.


Adam composed the music for ‘Grace’, a full-length youth musical. With a script written by Andrew Alty, this was an ambitious collaborative piece for Merton Music Foundation musicians and members of Wimbledon Community Theatre Trust’s Young Actors Company. 'Grace' was premiered to great acclaim at New Wimbledon Theatre.

DECCA Records MusicLab Collective

Adam is one of the feature pianists for DECCA Records Music Lab Collective. 


Adam is the musical director of VocalLab at Aldeburgh Young Musicians.

As a composer, Adam has the rare gift of understanding exactly who he is writing for and ensures that his arrangements and original compositions are appropriately challenging yet always achievable and musically rich in melodic and harmonic content. He can adapt his writing style to build in real variety of mood and character and his lyric writing is sophisticated and stylish. His sense of fun and humour is also evident and he is able to express complicated concepts and feelings with clarity and conviction.
— Soo Bishop, Programmes Director, Merton Music Foundation
From start to finish Adam’s enthusiasm, experience and wealth of practical knowledge made him the obvious choice in preparing a CPD day for staff in running and leading ensembles; by creating a mixed ensemble out of the 35 staff and taking them through the stages in how to get the best out of young people in music together, they had a real sense of how to achieve success. They simply can’t wait to work with him again!
— Essex Music Hub
Adam is a talented and versatile musician, who works with huge commitment and dedication, often going beyond requirements to ensure everyone’s best, whether composing, arranging and performing. He has been a brilliant director for VocalLab, inspiring young people of all ages to find their voice and develop their own creative musical ear. He brings incredible energy and passion, not to mention amazing musicianship, you can’t fail to be enthused and in turn, that has brought out the best in our young musicians.
— Colin Virr, founder and former Head of Aldeburgh Young Musicians
You cannot help but be impressed when you see Adam work - the way he is able to musically include students of all levels and abilities is quite incredible. He is one of the most talented, creative and inspiring music practitioners I have come across in my 25 years of teaching.
— Peter Romhany, Head of Music Becket Keys (previously Morpeth Secondary School)
Adam is an inspiring choir leader, a talented musician, with amazing piano skills, and an excellent arranger. He introduces the choir to a wide range of music and brings out the best in everyone. He has an evident passion for music and for choirs. Rehearsals are always something to look forward to!
— Clapham Community Choir
Adam is a dynamic vocal leader, musical director and arranger. With a near perfect blend of musicianship, charisma and fun he’ll have you up, singing and making music in no time – whether you’re a teen or an adult.
— Shelly Ambury, Head of Learning, Sing Up
Adam recently ran a CPD session for our staff. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and his choice of resources was excellent. He shared his teaching methodology in a way that was accessible and practical for all our staff to implement in their own teaching. Adam’s passion for music education shone through and his enthusiasm was infectious. We would wholeheartedly recommend him!
— Fay Hayhurst, Buckinghamshire Learning Trust Music
Adam is a totally professional and enthusiastic musician. He plans ahead, understands the issues and produces brilliant performances. A great working partner!
— Michael Bochmann MBE ARAM, Artistic Director, Watercity Music