The artist started playing piano at age 10 when his mother bought a piano for his younger sister. He "took approximately four or five lessons, and according to Richard, "The rest comes via the grace of God." Although he plays in various venues, Richard is usually performing at Gigi's Folderol in Westtown, NY on Friday & Saturday nights, and you can find him at the West Point Club (formally known as the Officers' Club) playing for the Sunday Brunch from 10a.m.-2p.m. every Sunday (for the past 11 years). Incidentally, you don't have to be military to attend. Richard was employed at New York's famous River Cafe from 1996 thru 2001 during the week.