The most important things the classroom didn’t teach.

I moved to London, UK in 2007 to attend music school. …


How little the public really knows about the reality of working life as a musician…

I’ve been a professional musician for 12 years at the time of writing this and one thing that has constantly amazed me is the way that those people on the outside view my profession and…


Life Lessons From A Career In Music

I moved to London in 2007 to study bass guitar at music school.

And shortly after I started my course I figured out what I wanted from my time there.

I wanted gigs and I wanted to work.

I wanted a career.

Many of my classmates shared that aspiration so…


I have a confession to make: I love watching musicians argue about music. I find it fascinating to listen to the different opinions that people have, and I really can’t think of a single musician I’ve met who hasn’t, at some point, been tempted into a debate along the lines…


As I write this post, it is late December 2014, and I have just been asked one of the hardest questions I’ve ever been asked. I am currently playing in a theatre show. After one of the shows, I was on my way into town for some food, when a…


“I learn every time I play” is something I have heard so many times during my career. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that it is impossible to learn when you play, and I certainly don’t disagree with the sentiment of this statement. Imagine how great it would be…


Regardless of the genre, I get very excited watching musicians of very genuine quality perform. I have been fortunate enough to see some that have had a huge impression on me. …


I have been teaching musicians for several years now, from private students who are complete beginners, right up to those who are studying at degree or even at masters level. Across such a broad range of students there is one question that has come up more than any other. “Ok…

Hugh Richardson

This blog is about my musical experiences working as a bass player, composer, arranger and teacher in London and what I feel they have taught me so far. Enjoy!

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