Rick Chyme
Bellingham, WA
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Rick Chyme

Rick C.

Bellingham, WA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
You are a 1-of-1 and 100% unique.Your only competition is YOU and as your instructor, I will help you find your voice as an Artist and empower you to tell your story to the world. Hip Hop saved my life and it can change yours if you decide to put in the time to develop your craft.

Please take a minute to read more about my approach as a Coach below and feel free to send me a message with any questions you have. I look forward to connecting with You!
Keep in mind that I am a very adaptive leader, if the methods or ideas you read below are not in-line with your learning style, just let me know. I'd love to imagine a plan that fits with YOU.

I am a Hip Hop Artist and Educator. My lessons are tailored to the goals and aspirations of each student. We will collaborate on a plan, based on your purposes for seeking guidance.

As a student, my lessons will give you tools that you'll be able to use daily for the rest of your life. I will teach you methods and help you build routines that if applied consistently will empower you as a lyricist, performer, recording artist, and anything else you decide to pursue.

I will help you to position your craft as a protective factor for your mental health, (how you think, act, and feel.

I will put you in situations that will teach you how valuable your story is...which will empower you as a songwriter.

I will help you to find the time necessary to reach your goals. This will be one of the most important aspects of our collaboration.

These lessons will build your self-confidence and help you get to know yourself.

I apply rules of discipline, dedication and determination learned as a Division 1 College Basketball Player.

I share strategies from my own creative process and things I've learned teaching others.

I listen to the needs of each student. Your goals, current habits, preferred learning styles, fears, and history will all impact the way I guide you on your path as an Artist.

I have performed in pretty much every imaginable environment and will use that experience to help you to develop the routines necessary to exceed your potential as a performer.

About Rick C.

I am a Hip Hop Artist and Educator. My lessons are tailored to the goals and aspirations of each Student. We will collaborate on a plan, based on your purposes for seeking guidance.

As a student, my lessons will give you tools that you'll be able to use daily for the rest of your life. I will teach you methods and help you build routines that if applied consistently will empower you as a lyricist, performer, recording artist, and anything else you decide to pursue.

I will help you to position your craft as a protective factor for your mental health. (how you think, act, and feel)

I will put you in situations that will teach you how valuable your story is...which will empower you as a songwriter.

I will help you to find the time necessary to reach your goals. This will be one of the most important aspects of our collaboration.

These lessons will build your self-confidence and help you get to know yourself.

I apply rules of discipline, dedication and determination learned as a Division 1 College Basketball Player.

I share strategies from my own creative process and things I've learned teaching others.

I listen to the needs of each Student. Your goals, current habits, preferred learning styles, fears, and history will all impact the way I guide you on your path as an Artist.

I have performed in pretty much every imaginable environment and will use that experience to help you to develop the routines necessary to exceed your potential as a performer.

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Stephanie
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I cannot recommend Rick highly enough! We purchased rap coaching sessions from Rick for our teen, and Rick brought an amazing blend of talent, authenticity, life coaching, industry knowledge, and best practices for improvement to each session. He's very skilled at helping others break though creative block and creative defensiveness/fear. Rick was highly personal and genuinely invested in his student's personal and professional success, and was committed to helping his student build the best foundation for a continuing successful music practice.
I cannot imagine having found a better instructor. This is your guy.

Posted Jul 23, 2021
Gidon L.
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Glad I found this teacher. True mentor - modest, attentive to details, experienced, and goes the extra mile with you. Opened my mind to new ideas and possibilities - highly recommend!

Posted Jun 21, 2021
Dhruva *.
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Rick is dedicated. He has a lot of experience and he shows passion. I have purchased lessons with him and I will continue to learn with him. At this point I consider him a coach!

Posted May 26, 2021
Harsh
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Rick is an awesome teacher that is willing to learn with his students to get what his students require to succeed, he’s going to push you towards your goals and also enable you to open your mind up to new ideas. The best part about Ricks lessons is that he makes every one of your goals achievable by making it a step by step process.

Posted May 12, 2021
Collin
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My son started working with Rick recently and so far so good. Rick is the real deal and very positive, smart and encouraging. I look forward to seeing the progression in my boy.

Posted May 7, 2021
Drew
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Rick an extraordinary teacher. There is a difficult balance to strike between creating a positive, inviting space for collaboration, and holding a high artistic standard that drives you to improve. Rick is great at both. He immediately invested a lot of time in learning more about who I am, what I want to accomplish, and crafting a vision of the best way to support me in getting there.

I intend to work with Rick for a long time and I'm excited, motivated, and inspired by where I think that the work can take us.

Posted Jan 18, 2021
Lucas
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More than just hip hop and rap instruction. My lessons with Rick quickly turned to one of the best mentorships I have had. Gained lots of very pertinent knowledge in music and culture as well as self help, mental health and overall dedication to craft. 10/10

Posted Dec 24, 2020
Blake Mischley
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My experience with Rick was great, and honestly, life-changing. He pushes you out of your comfort zone and creates a perfect environment for growing musically and as a person. With his help, I wrote 10+ songs that I still think of to this day. The small exercises he made me do really gets you in the "creative zone". The confidence in myself to be able to perform, creativity, and work habit that I either learned or improved through the lessons have translated to my actual life. Above all, he's a super chill and caring guy. He wants you to succeed in and out of the studio. Whatever your goals are musically or personally, Rick will help you and be for you.

Posted Sep 26, 2020
Jenna
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I took lessons from Rick for about a year or two, and he could not come any more highly recommended from me. I took so much away from my lessons with him and grew vastly as a musician and person. He offered so much insight into things I hadn’t previously explored like brand identity, stage confidence, routine, lyrics, and more!

Posted Sep 25, 2020
Steven
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As a former student, I can honestly say that Rick Chyme is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He not only has a deep understanding of hip-hop as a craft and an art form, but he is also highly motivated to help his students become better individuals. His exercises that he assigns are quite diverse, and are designed to challenge students in a variety of areas. That said, they are extremely rewarding and will help students not only develop as artists, but also help them lead healthier and more fulfilling lives (I still practice many of Rick's routines and principles to this day).

Rick is more than just an instructor. He is someone who will serve as a coach, mentor, and friend for his students. I can't recommend him enough.

Posted Sep 25, 2020

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Experience

Radio Station Manager & Program Director
Apr 2021 - Present

Make.Shift | KZAX 94.9LPFM

Station Manager and Program Director of 94.9LP FM KZAX in Bellingham, Washington. KZAX is a community radio station. I work to empower volunteer programmers and connect community members with community media. We do our best to give Independent Musicians a platform for their Art to connect with music lovers.

Mind Of Chyme Radio | Programmer
Jan 2018 - Present

88.1FM WYCE & 94.9FM KZAX

I create a one-hour Hip Hop & Soul radio show that airs weekly on WYCE(Grand Rapids, MI) and KZAX (Bellingham, WA). Curating a weekly radio hour gives me the opportunity to empower creators by showcasing their music, exposing them to listeners that love Hip Hop. I love collaborating with community media entities in Michigan and Washington to create a platform that connects Musicians with humans who are hungry for good music and looking for Artists to support. Although it's not guaranteed, my radio show is definitely an outlet for my student's art to gain radio airplay, when they're ready.

Mental Health Educator
Jan 2015 - Present

Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

I use my story and music as vehicles to teach young humans about the importance of mental health in collaboration with Be N.I.C.E.(Notice, Invite, Challenge, Empower)

Independent Hip Hop Artist
Apr 2005 - Present

Rick C.

Released several studio albums and mixtapes. 1000's of performances in the United States, Canada, and Thailand. www.linktr.ee/rickchyme

Hip Hop Lyricism, Songwriting, and Artist Development Instructor
Jan 2014 - Nov 2017

Triumph Music Academy

1-on-1 Hip Hop Lyricism, Songwriting, and Artist Development Instruction guiding students of all ages.

Assistant Music Supervisor
May 2004 - Nov 2004

Radical Media

Assistant Music Supervisor: JAY-Z's film, "Fade To Black"

Intern/Executive Assistant
May 2003 - May 2004

Island Def Jam Music Group

Gained exposure to the inner workings of the music industry as part of Lyor Cohen's Lifestyle Taskforce and as an Intern/Assitant to the General Manager of Island/Def Jam

Education

Bachelor of Science / Communications Minor
Aug 1998 - May 2003

Western Michigan University

General Diploma
Sep 1994 - May 1998

Rockford High School

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

5-Time WYCE Jammie Award Winner
Feb 2016

WYCE(wyce.org)

Lyricist Of The Year
May 2007

Grand Rapids Hip Hop Coalition

Affiliations

ASCAP
Jun 2010
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

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