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Richard passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Richard delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 1981

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.


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


Parisian (rather than Quebequois) French
Professional Proficiency


Karl Lemmerman Prize for Poetry
Jun 1970
Case Western Reserve University

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13 Reviews

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Hani S. Apr 18, 2017
Piano · Online

My 15 years son love his first lesson. Richard was great, very professional, and patient.

Max J. Mar 13, 2017
Piano · Online

Brianna Feb 16, 2017
Piano · Online


Rachel K. Nov 29, 2016
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
Piano · Online

I had a very good first lesson with richard i had a fun time with it

David W. Oct 7, 2016
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
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
Piano · Online

Rich is very patient and knowledgeable about piano and easy to work with.

Wesley Aug 4, 2016
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!

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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