I’ve always loved classical music and playing the piano so, there was never any doubt that I would major in music. My undergraduate degree in piano performance is from Florida State University where I studied piano with Edward Kilenyi. My graduate degrees in piano performance are from Louisiana State University where I studied with Milton Hallman who was also a student of Edward Kilenyi and Ernst von Dohnányi.
I’ve performed mainly in Florida and Louisiana but have given recitals in Georgia and California and recorded an album in London in historic Wigmore Hall. That album is no longer available but you can hear my latest recordings on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and other streaming services by searching using Robert Rivard and Robert Cooper Rivard.
Currently, I teach online for a college in Missouri, teaching Music of the United States.