in 1950 in Adelaide, Australia, Richard Miles Jackman, spent the
first years of his life in England. In 1962 he returned with his
family to Australia where he began learning the guitar at the age
of 13. Shotly thereafter he began his training in classical guitar
Bishop who headed the classical guitar program at the Melbourne
1969 to 1973 Jackman studied mathematics at the Pennsylvania
State University in the United States. There he took the opportunity
attend the basic courses in harmony and counterpoint required of
students majoring in music. In October of 1970 the PSU Music Department
sponsored his first public classical guitar solo recital in which,
in addition to pieces from the standard classical guitar repertoire,
he performed a suite of his own compositions entitled 'Six Songs'.
attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, Richard
Miles Jackman moved to Europe where he attended classical guitar
master classes of Andrés Segovia and Rómulo Lazarde
before finally settling in West Germany. From 1974 to 1979 he studied
at the Würzburg Music University. His teachers were
Dieter Kirsch for classical guitar and Berthold
Hummel for composition.
addition to his concerts in Europe and the United States, Richard
Miles Jackman has done various LP, CD and radio recordings.
Richard Jackman was a classical guitar instructor at the University of
Würzburg for over 30 years, retiring from there at the end of 2018.