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Rick C.
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Acquire Tools To Develop Your Craft, Find Your Voice & Improve As A Lyricist & Performer!
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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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Teaching since 2015

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Bachelor of Science / Communications Minor

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Hip Hop & Rap
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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$90
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First 3 lessons
$30
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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.

Posted Mar 31, 2022
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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!

Posted Mar 27, 2022
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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.

Posted Jan 28, 2022
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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
Bachelor of Science / Communications Minor
Aug 1998 - May 2003
Western Michigan University
General Diploma
Sep 1994 - May 1998
Rockford High School
English
Native Proficiency
5-Time WYCE Jammie Award Winner
Feb 2016
WYCE(wyce.org)
Lyricist Of The Year
May 2007
Grand Rapids Hip Hop Coalition
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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Instructor details
Hip Hop & Rap
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$70
60 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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