Rick Chyme
Bellingham, WA
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Rick Chyme

Rick C.

Bellingham, WA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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
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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
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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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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) You can learn more about the program at benice.org

Independent Hip Hop Artist
Apr 2007 - Present

Rick Chyme

Released several studio albums and mixtapes. 1000's of performances in the United States, Canada, and Thailand.

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


Bachelor of Science / Communications Minor
Aug 1998 - May 2003

Western Michigan University

General Diploma
Sep 1994 - May 1998

Rockford High School


5-Time WYCE Jammie Award Winner
Feb 2016



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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