During his formative years, Howard studied at the Vancouver Community College, and University of British Columbia, earning a Composition degree. He has worked with members of Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Mother Mother, as well as with creative musicians Gordon Grdina, Francois Houle, Benoit Delbecq, Kenton Loewen, Peggy Lee, Giorgio Magnanensi, Peter Hannan and other great musicians. It was in the open-minded and unconventional artistic community of Vancouver, British Columbia that Howard nourished and informed his experimental approach to art, education, and music.
Howard founded The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music in 2009 in the heart of downtown Toronto in the West Queen West area. His philosophy of placing the enjoyment of music above all other aspects of learning nourished a creative environment for the community. Due to current events, he now continues to explore this philosophy of music education with his students online.