Subjects taught by Richard Norris:
Richard, our piano teacher, started learning the piano as a child. He then went on to study music at Goldsmiths College, University of London before completing a Ph.D. at Royal Holloway University.
As well as performing regularly with function bands around the UK, Richard is a session player at recording studios Offtape and Café Music Studios. He also plays at venues around London including Ronnie Scotts and the Groucho Club.
Richard is an encouraging teacher who aims to create a relaxed and supportive atmosphere in class. He enjoys helping students work towards their goals, and loves watching as their skills and confidence develop.
Richard explores a wide range of music and techniques in his classes. He likes to break down larger pieces into smaller, more digestible sections, and gradually bring those parts together to build up the full piece. Music includes current chart material through to film music and other memorable melodies – with a few exercises along the way.