Graham Williams was born in Oxford and educated at Christ Church Cathedral School. He later went on to study at Birmingham Conservatoire, where his tutors included the late Dr. John Bishop, Joseph Weingarten and Andrew Downes. During his time in Birmingham, Graham was lay clerk at Birmingham Cathedral and on occasions at Lichfield.
He was also organist and choirmaster at West Bromwich Parish Church. After gaining his degree, Graham went on to take his teaching diploma at Birmingham University. Graham began his teaching career in Kent, moved to Derbyshire and eventually settled in Callington in 1982. He has broadcast as a freelance musician on both television and radio and is in demand as an organ teacher.