Rich is a Lecturer in Music Performance at the University of Kent; Lecturer in Popular Music at the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) and Associate Lecturer of Guitar at Brunel University. With over nineteen 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. Rich previously held the position of Head of Guitar at the International Centre of Music (Doha, Qatar) from August 2006 to July 2007.


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 in London, 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).