Richard SMITH - Teacher Profile

About Me

I specialise in several areas which many colleagues try to avoid! COMPOSITION - PLAYING BY EAR - IMPROVISATION.<br /><br />Sessions are arranged as required for students of Grade III and above. Several former students have progressed to conservatoire and university, thence to the competitive world of professional music.<br /><br />Academically, I have a B.A. degree from London University and the Certificate in Teaching of the Associated Board (BA, CTABRSM).<br /><br />Most recently I was a mentor with ABRSM, for several years facilitating their 'Play by Ear' seminars and on the CT programme. I also contributed to their publications.<br /><br />BACKGROUND; I was a staff Producer with EMI Records in Germany and wrote, produced, arranged and played on several top twenty hits and best selling albums. I have appeared on national TV, BBC Radio, written music for the professional theatre and appeared nationwide. <br /><br />My music is published through my company eye for ideas (www.eyeforideas.com).<br /><br />