BA (Colchester) MA (Anglia Ruskin) PGCE
Richard has taught on the Music and Worship courses at London School of Theology since their inception. He leads the Composition and Arranging module, and also teaches Conducting Skills and Church Music History. He directs the college Chamber Choir, VivaVoce. He has a master’s degree in Christian Liturgical Music, and a wealth of experience as an educator across a wide spectrum, from beginners to post-graduate research students. His research interests include the interface between performance and worship.
Away from London School of Theology, he works as Music Development Director at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, heading up the InHarmony Project (inharmony.stedscathedral.uk) to equip and resource music in worship in churches across Suffolk. He taught Percussion at Woodbridge School for 32 years and is an active freelance timpanist and percussionist.
He is Artistic Director of Cantus Firmus Trust, directing the 100-voice Cantus Firmus Choir – a Suffolk-based inter-church choir. He has been National Secretary of CHIME (The Churches’ Initiative in Music Education), and a Director of Music and Worship Foundation. He has directed ensembles of all sizes, from small church music groups to large choirs and orchestras. He is a published composer and arranger, contributing to The Oxford Book of Easy Flexible Anthems. Richard is married to Wendy, and they live in a Suffolk village where they serve as live-in staff to a spoilt cat.