Richard is a musician who has recently graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Masters in guitar performance. He has been teaching privately since he started his university education and has taught U of O students as a TAship during his education. Even though his focus is in classical guitar he teaches piano, clarinet, music theory, uke as well as guitar. His teaching philosophy is based around the belief that every student is different and has a different learning style, as well as having different goals. This means that each student should have a specific curriculum made uniquely for them based on these factors.