Tim has over thirty years' experience of teaching JAZZ PIANO, BLUES PIANO and IMPROVISATION, privately, in secondary schools, in adult education and at degree level.

He has also led WORKSHOPS, for all instruments at various levels from beginners to advanced, all over the UK.

In 2006 he gained a teaching qualification from Goldsmiths College - the GRADUATE DIPLOMA in MUSIC TEACHING to ADULTS.


One-to-one jazz piano tuition

• Private piano lessons in London SE15 (one-to-one).

• Sample jazz piano lesson #1 Two-handed Chord Voicing.

• Sample jazz piano lesson #2 Thickening the Melodic Line (PDF)
First published in MUSIC TEACHER magazine, Dec 2007.
Acrobat Reader required

• See also the FREE tuition videos on YouTube
Look for the 'Blues Piano' and 'Exploring Jazz Piano' playlists.


Piano classes, short courses and workshops

• Blues piano evening classes and short courses 
• INTERMEDIATE Jazz piano evening classes
• ADVANCED Jazz piano classes and short courses
• Premises Jazz Piano Summer School (Hackney, London)
• Jazz Piano Weekend at Benslow House (Hitchin, Herts)

Short courses for classical piano teachers

• ABRSM Jazz Piano Syllabus
Now available in London (The City Lit) and Hitchin (Benslow)


Tim's educational publications have been internationally acclaimed as setting a new standard in music education. Here they are in order of publication:

• Improvising Blues Piano 
• Exploring Jazz Piano (Vols 1 and 2)
• Exploring Latin Piano (with John Crawford)
• Brazilian Piano Collection (with John Crawford)
• Blues, Boogie and Gospel Collection
• Jazz, Latin & Modern Collection
• Tim Richards' Jazz Piano Notebook
• Full list of Publications, articles and commissions

Related information

• ABRSM Jazz Piano syllabus
• Rockschool Popular Piano syllabus 
• Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition + workshops
• Full Teaching CV
• Performance CV