Riko Method


Our trained, multilingual instructors are active performers and passionate, committed educators.

Riko Weimer

Founder & CEO

Since her debut in 1987, Riko has appeared in numerous concert series and festivals in Europe, Asia and the United States. Riko studied piano with Walter Hautzig at The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and Edson Elias at Ecole Normale de la Musique de Paris. As a music educator, she has over 30 years of piano teaching experience working with beginners, professional recording artists, and everyone in between.

Jesse Wright-Fitzgerald


Active as a composer, educator, and performer, Jesse has had his music performed throughout the U.S. He received his Doctorate from the USC, Thornton School of Music. In addition to working in the Riko Method, he teaches composition and music theory at the Cal State LA and Pasadena City College. This is his 7th year at Riko Method School of Piano. In addition to his work development, he oversees training and supervising our Instructors.

Jeremy Pfau

Chief Instructor

Having played piano since the age of seven, Jeremy is trained in both classical and jazz. He joined Riko Method in October 2015. Originally from the east coast, Jeremy obtained his BA from Columbia University before moving to Los Angeles. He lives in Highland Park and when he is not teaching, plays keyboards in a rock band.

Milos Veljkovich


Being exposed to classical music since his earliest childhood thanks to his mother who is a violinist and musical educator, Milos started piano at the age of six. He joined Riko Method in September 2018 not too long after moving from Serbia where he worked as a Piano and Chamber Music teacher. Milos got his degrees in Serbia and Norway, played all across Europe and has realized quite a few recordings. He lives in Hollywood and when he’s not performing or recording, he writes, cooks or writes his own music.

Aaron Otheim


Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Aaron has incorporated his classical and jazz piano training at University of Washington (B.M.) with his upbringing in Seattle’s verdant music scene. Now based in Los Angeles, he is a multi-genre performer, composer, and educator. Aaron enjoys collaborating with dance and theatre, frequently employing improvisation and music technology in his work.

Courtney Shin


Jacob Piotrowski


Growing up in Los Angeles, Jacob has always been immersed in music from a young age. With a background in classical piano and a B.A. from California State University Northridge, he currently works with closely with our staff to produce, edit, and package all RMSP textbooks. When he is not creating textbooks, Jacob stays active in the electronic music community as a music producer and sound designer who has performed at shows across multiple states on the west coast.