Richard Meyer is a full-time teacher in the public schools and has taught string students at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels for over 30 years. Currently, he directs the orchestras at Oak Avenue Intermediate School in Temple City, and is charge of the city’s elementary string program.
He was the music director of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra for 16 years, conducting them in performances in New York, Washington D.C., Vienna, Australia, and Canada. He is a much sought-after clinician throughout the United States, and has been a featured clinician at the A.S.T.A. National Conference, and String Teachers’ Workshops at Ohio State University and Birch Bay, Washington. He has also guest-conducted All-State Orchestras in several states.
He is a nationally recognized, best-selling composer with over 130 compositions and arrangements in print, and is the string editor for Alfred Publishing Company. He is the co-author of several string method books, including the popular “String Explorer” Series, and, most recently “Sight-read It for Strings”. He and his wife, Rose, live in Arcadia, California and have three daughters.
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