Richard J. Chandler, Composer & Performing Musician

About Leading Musicians founder Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA, is a composer and performing musician from Saint Cloud, Minnesota, in the USA. This website and the LeadingMusicians channel are devoted to helping beginners to top-level professional musicians to play more musically, build their audiences, and earn more income from their musical activities.

Richard J. Chandler studied music at St. Johns University and the College of St. Benedict, receiving his BA in music from St. Cloud State University, with graduate music composition studies at the University of Minnesota. He also has a graduate degree in psychology from Adler Graduate School of Minnesota.

This website is a resource for musicians of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to highly skilled professional performers, composers, and music teachers.

In addition to articles by Richard Chandler, this website will include posts by other musicians. Topics are focused on music mastery, growing audiences, and musicians' prosperity.

We welcome new listings from musicians. For the remainder of 2021, there will be no charge for musician listings. Those who create listings in 2021 will not incur future charges, regardless of whether future paid listings will become the norm.


Please Contact Richard Chandler: [email protected]

Text-phone at 320-282-8029 for more information on creating a listing or contributing to this website.