Raymond Herbert studied with some of the most illustrious pedagogues of our times, earning his B.M and M.M degrees at the Eastman School of Music with Jose Echaniz and continuing his post-graduate studies at The Juilliard School with Adele Marcus. He has performed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and gave recitals, masterclasses and lectures some of the nation’s finest musical institutions and at National Music Teachers Conventions in addition to performances across Europe.
Upon completing his studies, Professor Herbert accepted a position at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he served on the faculty as the Chair of the piano department for more than 35 years. Many of his former students have gone to earn advanced degrees at the Eastman School of Music, University of Texas-Austin, University of Southern California, Notre Dame University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Indiana University, have sustained careers as performers and educators and are prizewinners in numerous national and international piano competitions. Currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri, Professor Herbert resides in San Francisco Bay Area, where he maintains an active private studio and continues to lecture and concertize.