Richard has a long history of personal commitment to researching and presenting / performing the traditional musical instruments of the Māori, and to organising this body of knowledge into a form which is readily understandable to people in general, particularly Māori who have lost contact with such knowledge.

Richard has given so many workshops, the list would be too long. Here is a range of places, audiences and circumstances where his workshops have been enjoyed.

  • Many marae (Māori communities) around New Zealand
  • Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum
  • Universities
  • Polytechnics
  • High schools
  • Primary schools
  • Music and arts festivals
  • Hawaii
  • Rarotonga
  • Finland
  • Europe
  • USA
  • China
  • North Korea
  • South Korea