Born and bred in the deep south of NZ,  Richard Ashby has been working as a musician and teacher for over 20 years. After relocating to Sydney in 2008, he has established himself as a performer, composer and educator. Performing regularly in several established groups and as a freelance guitarist, Richard brings a wealth of experience to all his performances, whether as a soloist or group member. 

Specialising in jazz, blues, world and popular music Richard has performed throughout Australia and New Zealand as a sideman and as a featured artist at many prominent Jazz and Blues festivals and venues. He also regularly works as an accompanist and recording musician throughout Sydney.

Richard has also spent the past decade working as an educator, and is particularly passionate about guitar teaching and guitar ensembles. Visit the shop to view albums, guitar ensemble arrangements and transcriptions.

Show reels for his solo guitar, duo and various ensembles are available in Music. Click below to listen.