Richard Leroy Oeckel began piano playing at the age of six. Henceforth he would further develop his skills in Jazz Piano, composition, music theory and arrangement under the great masters Milan Šamko, Reggie Moore, Mack Goldsbury and Tim Sund. At an early age he could participate in courses at the famous Hanns-Eisler-Institute of the UdK Berlin and was awarded the soloist prize »Jugend Jazzt« among others. In various bands and projects he plays an active part in Potsdam’s and Berlin’s music and studio scene. Apart from his life as musician Richard studies Physical Engineering, specializing in Technical Acoustics and Fluid System Dynamics, at the TU Berlin. He scientifically investigates the development and effect of sound in different surroundings and explores new ways to perfect the auditory experience as well as acoustics in the context of sonic flow.