Howard B. Richman is a pianist, composer, songwriter, teacher and author. He composes a variety of different music, including Film/TV, pop, musical theatre, jazz, piano and new age. Mr. Richman’s formal training is in music. He received a B.A. degree in piano performance from UCLA in 1980 and an M.F.A. (Master Fine Arts) degree from California Institute of the Arts in 1984, where he also taught on the faculty for three years. His own teachers include Adela Gebr, Steven Gordon, Nadya Cataldo, Cary Lewis, Aube Tzerko, Edward Auer, Johana Harris and Leonid Hambro. Mr. Richman was selected to be a participant in the very first film scoring workshop with Earle Hagen in 1987, sponsored by BMI. Since 1982 he has been a pioneer in a special type of music medicine called “entrainment” music that is geared for specific illnesses. Howard B. Richman is married to Cherie Valaray, who is an actress/singer and a voice teacher. Together, they have a daughter, Danica Richman. Howard also has a son, Oliver Richman from a previous marriage, who is a highly-talented singer and actor. Mr. Richman’s father is well-known actor, Peter Mark Richman.