Rich is Senior Lecturer in Music Performance at the University of Kent and Associate Professor of Music at the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP). He previously held the positions: Associate Lecturer of Guitar at Brunel University London (2013 - 2018) and Head of Guitar at the International Centre of Music, Qatar (2006 - 2007). With over twenty 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.


Dr. Rich Perks PhD., MMus.(Hons), BMus.(Hons.), BSc.(Hons.), PGCHE, SFHEA

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 (London College of Music), and a First Class Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from the University of Southampton. He posesses a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Other music qualifications include Grade 8 Electric Guitar, Grade 8 Electric Bass (Trinity College of Music/Rockschool) and Grade 8 Music Theory (ABRSM).