About Richard B.

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Richard teaches: Ages 9 and up
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Teaching since: May 1981
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I can take any student to the pro level within a year with my unique color-coded methods. I was educated at Interlochen Arts Academy, near Traverse City, Michigan. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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I am looking forward to working with you!


3 Semesters as Psychology Major

Sep 1969 - Feb 1971
Case Western Reserve University

Diploma. Piano, Theory, and Composition Major, Academics Minor

Sep 1967 - Jun 1969
Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan

Languages Spoken

Parisian (rather than Quebequois) French

Professional Proficiency


Karl Lemmerman Prize for Poetry

Jun 1970
Case Western Reserve University
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9 Reviews on Richard B.

Lorraine S. Oct 21, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
I had a very good first lesson with richard i had a fun time with it
David W. Oct 7, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Richard truly enjoys teaching music theory. He has given me so far a better understanding of how music is related to our feelings and moods. I hope to take what he gives me and further my knowledge to playing by ear and improvising on piano.

David W.
Aurora D. Oct 5, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
My first lesson was fantastic,terrific, well self explanatory, I enjoyed,Richard is a very good & patience instructor,am a beginner, and I'm already amazed with what I learn. Looking forward to my next class.
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Nikkie S. Aug 22, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Rich is very patient and knowledgeable about piano and easy to work with.
Wesley Aug 4, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Richard's color system works great to conceptualize moods expressed on the keyboard. I enjoyed my first lesson very much!
Joyce Apr 20, 2016
Piano · In studio
Richard is a very patient teacher. He is wise and experienced. He is able to support individuals at a variety of levels of instructional need.
Matt Apr 19, 2016
Synthesizer · In home
Rick didn't just arrange songs for my lyrics. He got me writing the songs myself for the words and tunes in my head. I'm using chord progressions I thought I'd never master!
Tim Feb 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Very experienced. Was able to get me playing and keep me interested.
Ed Feb 16, 2016
Music Theory · In studio
Rick is a very good teacher. His knowledge of music theory is outstanding. He knows how to teach drills & technique so that you not only understand the theory behind the music, but you know how to play it as well! I recommend him wholeheartedly.
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