Riches Music focuses on bringing professional piano, music theory, and music composition lessons to Wichita. Luke Riches, the owner, strives to impart creativity, self-discipline, confidence, and critical thinking to each of his students. With 10 years of experience teaching students from age 5 all the way to college students privately and at WSU, Riches Music passionately and patiently wants to create a life-long passion for music.
Lessons are offered at The Art Park, at your home, or online.
ABOUT LUKE RICHES
Luke began his music career at 16 by teaching himself piano and discovered a new world of expression. Continuing on this early momentum he pursued a Bachelors in Music at Saint Mary’s College of California with a focus in piano and music composition. During these four years he had numerous performances of his original compositions and a commission from the D.V. Wind Symphony. He had the pleasure of working with musicians from the San Francisco Opera and other notable local musicians. In 2012, he was invited by the Atlantic Music Festival to write a classical contemporary composition in Waterville, Maine.
Upon completing his Bachelors, Luke moved to Wichita to pursue a Masters in Music Theory and Composition. He finished his degree by writing a Piano Concertino, Transcendant Capriccio, for his Masters thesis. Following the advice of his teacher he decided to complete a Masters in Piano Pedagogy so he could share his love and passion for music. During these two years he was employed as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the WSU music theory department, where he taught, Music Theory I-IV, Aural Skills I-IV, Music History, Class Piano, and private piano lessons.
Luke believes in discovery learning where he can ask guided questions so his students can discover the answers for themselves. He believes everyone can learn something from music and that it is the main force that can bring a community together where they all can collectively share a moment in human expression.
PRICING FOR WEEKLY LESSONS
$29 for 30 minute lessons
$35 FOR 45 MINUTE LESSONS
$45 FOR 60 MINUTE LESSONS
"You’ve been great with Violet, my wife and I appreciate all the work you do with her. She has really warmed up to you and is so talkative now! I have recommended you to a couple of friends, I hope they reach out to you. Violet’s skill has accelerated beyond what I could’ve imagined. Thank you for enriching her life and ours with music."