Richard Michael

Tutor

Richard Michael

Tutor

Richard is one of Scotland’s most versatile musicians, who has influenced a generation of teachers and students with his innovative methods of teaching improvisation through forty years work with Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra (FYJO) and a career as composer, performer and workshop leader. As a pianist and organist Richard gives recitals on The Art of Improvisation, and can improvise in any key, in any style at the merest hint of a theme! He is Radio Scotland’s “Jazz Jargonbuster”, demonstrating many styles of jazz in “The Jazz House” and has recently been featured on Radio3’s “Jazz Line-up”.