Rich Rudin received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in theory and composition from Temple University. His other major area of study was piano - focusing on classical music. Rich has performed regularly throughout the Delaware Valley, playing in a wide variety of styles: classical, jazz, pop, folk, rock, etc. and has composed hundreds of works in many different musical styles including music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo piano and scores for several local films. His CD “Compositions” features 13 original jazz compositions showing his many musical influences. Karl Stark of the Philadelphia Inquirer, in his 3 and a half star review, calls “Compositions” a “luminous recording”, “full of bravura moments”, showing “a masterly use of color”. Rich has been teaching piano, music theory & composition privately since 1970 and founded Maplewood Music Studio in 1980.