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

12 Reviews on Richard B.

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Max J. Mar 13, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · Online
Brianna Feb 16, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · Online
Rachel K. Nov 29, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · Online
I really enjoyed this piano lesson. I really look at the piano a lot differently than I did before and I love learning!
Lorraine S. Oct 21, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · Online
I had a very good first lesson with richard i had a fun time with it
David W. Oct 7, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · Online
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
Verified Student · Piano · Online
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.
Nikkie S. Aug 22, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · Online
Rich is very patient and knowledgeable about piano and easy to work with.
Wesley Aug 4, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · Online
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!
Richard Bloomquist
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