Richard has always enjoys working with young people, and indeed, anyone interested in exploring music of any age.
After University he worked for a year as pianist at the Dance School of Scotland (Glasgow) before commencing a PGCE in secondary education.
Though quickly deciding against full-time work in schools, he has remained closely involved in education projects. Over the years he has done educational projects with: Opera on a Shoestring, The SCO (and Edinburgh Secondary Schools Orchestra) the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, The Edinburgh International Festival, Scottish Ballet and the various orchestras of Edinburgh University.
He is a permanent guest lecturer to the Musical Theatre department in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, on both the Masters and BA courses.
Internationally, he is a regular visiting lecturer at the Sound Thinking Academy in Brisbane, Australia and at the Malaysian Voice Academy, Kuala Lumpur.