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Richard studied at Sussex University for a degree in Education, specialising in Music and also at the Royal College of Music where he gained a Diploma in Pianoforte Teaching and a Distinction in Grade 8 singing.  Richard was Director of Music at Burgess Hill School for Girls for nearly thirty years where he taught A level as well as running a variety of extra-curricular activities including Chamber groups, Choirs and Orchestras and has recently retired.

Richard teaches piano and singing to Diploma standard and is also a Moderator for GCSE Music, an examiner for A Level Music, and an adjudicator  for the British Federation of Festivals and recently has become a mentor for Music for Youth. Richard also examines for the ABRSM and has completed a number of overseas tours.

He is an experienced accompanist, conductor and singer and works with a number of different groups in the community including Choral and Operatic Societies.  Richard also runs his own choir -“Cantemus”- who have raised over £300,000 for charity in the last twelve years.


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