Since qualifying as a music teacher (PGCE secondary music specialist) in 1981 Ralf has been involved in music education in many forms.

He has worked as a class music teacher, visiting instrumental teacher, university lecturer, workshop tutor and ensemble coach for many schools, universities and educational organisations throughout the South-west, as well as teaching music privately from home.

He currently lectures in music on four days a week at Bath College, on BTEC, HNC and HND courses.