Howard B. Richman is a pianist, composer, teacher, author and empowerment coach. Since 1982 he has pioneered a transformational approach to music relaxation which sensitized him to the connection between to the mind and the body. He has blended his advanced music training and his intuitive awareness to create “music for transformation.” His company, Sound Feelings, is the publisher of his many healing music titles, including: Ease Chronic Pain,Feeling Stressed, Feeling Fat, Cancer, AIDS, Music for Children, Music for Intimacy, Music for Birth, Scleroderma.
As a composer, Mr. Richman’s specialty is writing melodies that touch people deeply. He has another website where you can listen to his commercial music. Mr. Richman’s formal training is in music. He has a B.A. degree in piano performance from UCLA and an M.F.A. (Master Fine Arts) degree from California Institute of the Arts, where he also taught on the faculty for three years.
He began doing improvisational piano interpretations in 1982. Since then, his perceptive awareness and intuitive sensitivites about people and conditions have been refined to an uncanny degree. As of 2023 he has created more than 3500 of these “Sound Portraits.”
As an educator, Mr. Richman is a leader in the development of unique and effective learning strategies. His book, Super Sight-Reading Secrets, is now used as a textbook at many universities. Mr. Richman has also developed a rehabilitation program for pianists with pain or injuries. He studied the biomechanics of playing to maximize efficiency and relaxation and is often sought as a consultant for other teachers and doctors dealing with musicians’ hand injuries.
Mr. Richman is also an “empowerment coach.” His specialty is to help people finally break through their most stubborn blocks and to reach their highest goals.
Howard B. Richman is married to opera singer, Cherie Valaray. Together, they have a daughter, Danica Richman. Howard also has a son, Oliver Richman from a previous marriage. Mr. Richman’s father is well-known actor, Peter Mark Richman.