is a cellist and National Board certified music educator. He has performed internationally in chamber music festivals and as a soloist. For nine years he was the music director at Woodside School. From 1997 to 2001, he was an Assistant Conductor with the El Camino Youth Symphony. In 2004, Richard was recognized by the radio station KDFC, as one of the Bay Area’s outstanding music educators. Currently, he is music director at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park, CA conducting the concert band, orchestra and jazz bands.