Paul Rickard-Ford has been on the staff of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for 26 years. From 2006-2016 he served as Chair of the Piano Unit. His students and former students have achieved outstanding success in local, national and international competitions and have been major prizewinners at important competitions in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Croatia, Russia, Denmark and the UK. In both the 2012 and 2016 Sydney International Piano Competitions his students were awarded Best Australian Pianist. In 2017 he was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by Sydney University.