Richard Nash accepts students of all ages and abilities. He teaches children as young as four with a Little Mozarts program. He has prepared serious students for admission to Peabody in Baltimore and Berklee in Boston. Richard has been teaching for over 30 years and is a Member of the Piano Guild. Each of Richard’s students chooses their own goals and pace. Richard has the flexibity to teach piano to the brand new student as well as those playing at the highest levels.
Lessons are taught on a Steinway Model M piano maintained and voiced by Robin Olson, President Piano Technicians Guild. The sound is pure and the touch responsive to the artist’s slightest demand.
Piano lessons are generally a half hour. Those preparing for conservatory should expect one hour lessons.
Attendance : Regular attendance is most critical to a successful student. Credits for missed lessons will not be given except for Instructors misses or closure due to weather.
Lesson payments are due the first lesson of each month.
Monday – Friday: 3pm – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Piano Instructor Qualifications
Richard started playing piano at age four and started formal lessons at age seven. Classically trained by Violet F Breeding of the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University Conservatory then attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He then spent many years performing in the DC metro area prior to attending the University of New Mexico and graduating magna cum laude, BA Music. Always learning, he is now pursuing higher learning through the Berklee College of Music.
Richard’s music is seasoned from years of performing with the members of Big Bands and Blues players of yesteryear. Richard’s piano blues style has been described in a variety of ways, from smooth fluidity to rough and raw, attesting to his versatility developed through years of playing piano Washington DC and surrounding area. Mix the lyrical styles of the Standards, the backbeat of New Orleans R&B, and the power of the middle 60’s and early 70’s Rock and you’ve got Richard.
Richard’s diverse background allows him to connect with students who favor many different styles of music.