Richard has just retired from a 42 year career in music education. He has worked in large comprehensive schools, has commissioned 10 works for wind band, adjudicated in festivals across the UK and in the Netherlands, USA,Canada and Australia, been a national arts and music adviser  for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and for the last  eight years has been Music and Arts Strategy Manager for South Gloucestershire. In “retirement” Richard is the Independent Chair of the Music Hubs in Somerset and Torbay , a doctoral student at UWE and is also trying to lower his golf handicap.