Bill Parton first started learning piano privately in 1997 at the age of 8 years old.
Around the same time, he dabbled in other instruments including the Viola and the Trumpet through his Primary School music program.
Over time, he worked his way up through the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) system achieving as high as Grade 7 Pianoforte, Grade 6 Musicianship and Grade 3 Theory.
In 2001, Parton was awarded a music scholarship to attend Brighton Secondary School which is nationally renown for its Special Interest Music Program. Being exposed to a range of different ensembles, choirs, genres, music history and music theory, it was at Brighton where he was introduced to what at the time seemed like a whole new world of music and was where he began to develop his passion for it. He even learnt the Banjo for a brief stint!
While at Brighton, he formed a band with two of his fellow peers in which he would be the pianist and lead singer. The band was known as Bill Parton Trio and was active for over 10 years during which it performed extensively, toured nationally, won awards and released an internationally acclaimed record.
Parton was offered a place at the Elder Conservatorium of Music (University of Adelaide) to study a Bachelor of Music (Performance) commencing in 2006 however, due to personal reasons at the time, he was unable to commence the program.
Since leaving secondary school, Parton has been in incredibly high demand performing solo, with Bill Parton Trio and as well as with other projects.
In 2014 Parton decided to further his music studies and commenced a Master of Music Studies (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (University of Sydney).
At some point along the way early on, Parton came to the realisation that he didn’t want to be a typical ‘portfolio career’ freelance musician. Ultimately, he was lacking both fulfilment and stimulation, didn’t feel challenged, didn’t enjoy the work content and business of just playing any old music with any old band purely for the sake of making money. Through work, he yearned to feel a greater sense of usefulness, importance, purpose and wanted to offer his services in a way that would be of greater social value. Through work, he wanted it, on one hand to be enjoyable, but at the same time wanted to feel a sense of usefulness, importance, like he was contributing a valued service and a sense of ‘bigger purpose’ in what he was doing. Consequently, Parton found his ‘calling’ working for himself, creating his own product, directing his own musical projects and working more directly with the clients. This, in a nut shell, is more or less why BP Entertainment came to be.