Richard Poyser

Director of Music

Richard studied Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was also an Academical Clerk (choral scholar), and went on to study for a Postgraduate Performance Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music as a singer. After leaving the Academy, Richard taught singing at Harrow School and Dulwich College Preparatory School and worked as a freelance singer, performing regularly with The Sixteen in Europe and the USA and appearing as a soloist with choral societies around the UK. Richard also enjoys composing and has written many works for school choirs and ensembles. He moved into classroom teaching when his first daughter was born and held the post of Director of Music at New College School, Oxford for 14 years before moving to d’Overbroeck’s in April 2018. Despite receiving a classical training Richard has a very wide-ranging interest in music and is keen to promote and support the students in whichever styles and genres they are drawn to.