Richard Lambert was born in Bath, UK in 1951 and graduated from Bristol University in 1973. In 1985, he gained an MA in Music Education from the Institute of Education (London University) and his own teaching career has spanned 34 years (32 if which as Director of Music). He has performed in many venues as pianist, organist, harpsichordist and conductor and in his younger days he was a trumpeter and later a trombonist in various symphony orchestras and jazz bands.
He has been a visiting examiner for the London College of Music since 1989, travelling to many centers in both Europe and the Far East and he continues to enjoy this work , drawing on his long experience of music-making and working with young people. Mr Lambert was also the London College examiner in Malta in 2008.