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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2015
Bachelor of Science / Communications Minor
Teaches ages 7+
Has background check
The way I write, perform and in general think has conformationally changed with Rick. I haven't been the best student as I felt the continuity weekly really helped. He gets to know you as a person and not a number. Rick is genuinely interested your best interest and it shows by his actions.
Do not hesitate to book a session or two or three with Rick! He is currently working with our son to encourage growth as a teenage rapper and as a good person overall. Rick is patient, kind, understanding, and has connected with my son. He looks forward to waking up each Saturday to spend an hour with Rick. What teenager does that? Rick's special talents make it easy. Rick's talents don't just lie with music, he has a vested interest in you as a person. His teaching background and mental health expertise make the lesson much more than expected. We look forward to many more Saturdays with Rick. Thank you for sharing your talents, story, and heart with our son. We are blessed!
I had a great experience working with Rick. He is very attentive and you can tell he cares about helping you reach your goals. He was filled with wisdom and advice that transcended music, and shared some new ways of approaching my craft that I hadn't considered before. He really opened me up to my blindspots and helped me identify some bad habits I picked up through the years. I had a habit of being too rugged and structured, and wanting to do things 'right'. Rick taught me how to listen to myself and identify my preferences and style instead of trying to force things and look for external rules and guidelines to follow. He helped me remold my entire philosophy in terms of how I make music, which wasn't my goal coming into these sessions, but it was what I needed. I really recommend giving Rick a shot.