Mr Richard Poignand
Richard is a graduate of the Royal College of Music where he obtained a BMus(Hons) degree and was fortunate to study with some of the best teachers and musicians in the country.
He has taught piano and keyboard for a number of years with the JMS and a contemporary music institution. He has also taught privately in Jersey and London.
Richard enjoys coaching young people in their musical development, instilling good technique and practice methods from the outset and watching his students grow as musicians.
In particular, Richard enjoys giving students exposure to a range of musical genres including classical and contemporary styles to broaden their musical horizons. He brings variety to his lessons with coaching in solo performance, playing with backing tracks, playing with other musicians and improvisation.
Richard has been a performer in Jersey for many years and has experience in a number of musical styles. He plays piano and keyboards for rock, pop, blues and jazz bands, performs in a jazz duo and provides solo piano music for venues and events. His experience also extends to accompaniment work, several years as a church organist and Big Band piano. Richard brings this experience to his teaching work in his performance coaching.