Rick is a graduate of the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles and has studied with drum masters Dave Garibaldi, George Marsh, Dick Carlo, and Bill Noraki. He has performed and recorded with Bo Diddley, Maria Muldaur, Asleep At The Wheel, Commander Cody, and the jazz-fusion group Real Time. He currently works with singer-songwriter Paul Williams. Rick teaches pop, rock, Latin, country, and jazz styles, He also conducts classes and workshops on shuffle styles, rhythm themes, embellishments, locking down grooves, song form and drum balance.
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