Irish/South African musician Richard Swan graduated from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London with a degree in music, then studied for a further year to obtain his PGCE, qualifying him as a teacher. He taught music for 3 years in a secondary school in North London before going freelance as a musician, working with many artists as a co-writer, producer, arranger and choir director. He moved back into teaching for a spell and worked as Director of Music in several schools, but went back to full time music in 2005. Since that time he has been running Cornucopia, a successful wedding/function band, London City Voices, a City-based choir, and Hummy Mummies, a choir for mums with small children.