Teaching

Rich is Lecturer in Music Performance at the University of Kent and Lecturer in Popular Music (Guitar) at the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP). He previously held the positions: Associate Lecturer of Guitar at Brunel University London (2013 - 2018) and Head of Guitar at the International Centre of Music, Qatar (2006 - 2007). With over twenty years' teaching experience, Rich offers instruction across a variety of styles including rock, jazz, blues, fusion, pop, funk and classical; preparation for electric, classical and theory Graded Examinations is available.

Education

Dr. Rich Perks PhD., MMus.(Hons), BMus.(Hons.), BSc.(Hons.)

Rich has a PhD from Brunel University, specialising in composition and improvisation. Prior to this he was awarded a Masters Degree in Contemporary Music from Brunel University, a First Class Bachelors Degree in Popular Music Performance from the internationally acclaimed Guitar Institute (London College of Music), and a First Class Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from the University of Southampton. Other music qualifications include Grade 8 Electric Guitar, Grade 8 Electric Bass (Trinity College of Music/Rockschool) and Grade 8 Music Theory (ABRSM).