Richard Heyes studied the organ with the late Harold Kirkham at St. Mary's, Nantwich, and the late Douglas Hopkins at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

In 1975 he played the Royal Albert Hall organ in a Youth Concert organised by Rotary International, after which he had lessons from Christopher Bowers-Broadbent at St. Pancras Church.

Awarded an Organ Scholarship to Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge in 1979, he gained the A.R.C.O. Diploma with the Durrant and Sowerbutts prizes in 1983.

Richard is Organist and Choirmaster at the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Newport Pagnell and Musical Director of the Sherwood Choral Society in Bletchley, and the Dunstable Ladies' Choir.

He is an accompanist for the Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Festivals. He teaches piano four days a week at Bedford School and is Regional Organiser for the European Piano Teachers' Association, a local representative for Trinity exams, and half of a piano duo.