Musical Services

Musical Directing

Mark Deeks has worked as an MD for clients including Faye Tozer (Steps), BBC, Magic Radio, Royal Northern Sinfonia, alongside Gareth Malone, his own Sing United and many more. He is also an experienced MD of musicals, with credits including West Side Story, the Buddy Holly Story, and Sound of Music amongst others.

Mark can also provide work-based music groups for staff development or training days. These can be motivational, inspiring and a great change for your team. Have a project you’d like to discuss? Choose a time that works for you here

Speaker and Podcast Guest

Mark has spoken at events both in person and virtually on subjects surrounding using music to improve mental health and reduce stress. These have included being the guest expert for the BBC Radio Children In Need Big Fancy Dress Singalong project in 2021, the Emotional Intelligence Summit 2021, and the world’s first Men’s Mental Health Summit on Clubhouse in the same year.

Mark is also a regular speaker on the subject of mental health surrounding baby loss, a subject very close to his heart.

If you’d like to discuss inviting Mark to speak at your event, or as a guest for your social audience or podcast, please choose a time that works for you to discuss your ideas here

Arranging and Orchestration

Regardless of the ability level or style of your performers, whatever the instrumental or vocal line-up, you can expect creative, professional and inventive interpretations of your favourite music.

Whatever your musical arranging project, whether choral, orchestral, for a variety of bands or for piano, Mark has made crafting arrangements in vastly different styles and musical contexts to their original recordings, a speciality, for a wide range of musical arranging clients.

Need an arrangement creating or perhaps looking to hire a current one? Let’s talk at a time that works for you here

Learn How to Play Piano Online

Mark’s biggest passion is helping adults start playing piano and using it as a way to reduce stress, improve mental health and bring a little fun to your life 15 minutes at a time.

15 minutes a day of piano playing has a HUGE benefit on how we feel, entirely separate to whether you’re any good at the playing or not – and that’s got to be great news for a beginner, right?

Your fingers are not too long, short or fat, and no, you are not too old!

Find out more here:

Commissions

Enquiries for musical commissions are always welcome, whether you have a complete project or just an initial idea. Mark Deeks has worked with musicians as diverse as Faye Tozer (Steps), Royal Northern Sinfonia, Alfie Joey, Oulu Sinfonia, Opera North, Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica, Finland), Winterfylleth (England), Drudkh (Ukraine), and Kill II This (England), as well as many private members of the public.

Have a project you’d like to discuss with Mark? Please choose a time here:

Accompaniment

Having played piano for more than 30 years, Mark is an extremely experienced performer and teacher. He has made a particular specialism of accompanying work, working professionally with clients including Euro Disney, The Sage Gateshead, BBC, Metro Radio and many more, both as an accompanist and musical director. Mark has also accompanied countless vocalists and instrumentalists in performances, and for examinations including those by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London College of Music, and Trinity College London. In addition, Mark can also provide accompaniment recordings for practice or performance, when a live pianist is not possible or appropriate.

If you need piano accompaniment for an upcoming exam or performance, please email your information to hello@markdeeksmusic.com.