Popular singer, songwriter, and guitarist JOHN MAYER is a Bridgeport, Connecticut native.
He was recognized as Richard and Margaret Mayer’s son before he rose to fame on a global scale.
Who is Richard Mayer, the father of John Mayer?
Richard Mayer, the father of John Mayer, is a 94-year-old pianist and former high school principal.
John has praised his father in several interviews over the years and even shared which of his father’s qualities he values the most.
“The most honorable individual I’ve ever met is my father. He is not the type of person to advise against cashing that for a week. If he couldn’t cash the cheque, he wouldn’t have written it “John disclosed to PEOPLE in 2007.
“He’s never ventured something that he couldn’t complete. I’m a mess of unfinished thoughts. Really. The music world allows it, and art allows it. That’s where I wish I was more like my father.”
In 2017, John established the Richard Mayer Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Fairfield County in memory of his father.
Students can utilize the money from the four-year scholarship to fund their pursuit of an academic career.
“I have my dad’s desire to be a teacher ingrained in me, and as I become more mature, it’s emergent. As I get older, I develop more and more respect for academics. This is a nice cross-section of what my dad has done and what I’ve done in a way that I think honors the bloodline.”
Richard frequents John’s Instagram page frequently but keeps out of the spotlight.