“I’ve come to know Richard as the Course Leader of the CT ABRSM Plus course held in Singapore in 2010. Richard is an inspirational speaker who delivers concepts of music teaching and learning effectively using analogies, great examples and approachable interactive discussions without compromising the quality of the course objectives. The team functioned as a gestalt under his organised management and leadership. Our great learning experience of becoming better music teachers would have been different without him. I would highly recommend his consultancy services to anyone who would like to seek expertise on music teaching and learning as well as the evaluation of current music organisational practices.”

Jennifer Lee Ching Man Singapore

“I’ve known Richard since the 1980s when we both worked for the County of Avon Music Service. His innovative and enthusiastic approach enabled us to launch a series of brass days for beginner players and when he moved to ABRSM it was great to work with him again, as a presenter on the ABRSM Centenary Travel Grant programme, and as a Course Leader for the Certificate of Teaching course (CT ABRSM). Richard established and maintained a terrific team spirit amongst the many colleagues who worked on professional development courses for ABRSM and his successful publications have been so helpful in my own work as well as motivating me to create my own publications. He’s a person in music education whose judgement I trust completely, and whose friendship I value. Our shared passion for old cars and real ale also helps.”

Nigel Mainard, Director & Head of Education, Artis

“It is always a great pleasure and inspiration to work with Richard. One can learn a lot from his innate abilities as a communicator, his integrity and finely tuned interpersonal skills. Behind his enviable capacity to make things look easy are many years of experience as a teacher, mentor to and leader of others.

Learning is no dry, lifeless affair for those in Richard’s audience. Whether in a group of teachers in South East Asia, or as a professional in a group of seasoned musicians, the learning experience feels intuitive, is deeply insightful and leaves you wanting more. A true musician who has keenly influenced those at Board level as well as those whose daily task is to inspire young children.”

Peter Noke, Director E-MusicMaestro