About this pro
18 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
Rick is a great guy. A very patient teacher who incorporates electronic music production into his lessons. I had a lot of fun working on composition and would hire him to produce my songs (if I had any ;P).Nov 15, 2014Verified
I have been able to see Rick work with my 12-year-old son as well as other young musicians. While he is ridiculously talented as a musician, he also has a great knack for tapping into his students' specific interests. My son's interest in music received a perfectly timed boost from working with Rick. Impressive.May 23, 2014
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I spend the first lesson understanding what the student wants to learn as well as where he/she is in terms of piano/music proficiency. From there I develop a plan to teach. Frequently lessons involve 1/2 piano technique/music theory and 1/2 music production/composition in a working, professional studio.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have studied music from age 7 (classical piano) throughout college (studio recording, electronic and classical music courses), and post-college study (American Conservatory of Music). I have been playing professionally since 1986. Currently I perform with Poi Dog Pondering, The Booty Movement Coalition, RC7, WillFromBrazil, solo jazz piano at The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building, and others. I have produced commercial music for McDonald's, Walter E. Smithe, and others. I have remixed countless tracks for various artists and major labels like Sony, and Blue Note.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I have worked with both seasoned musicians and complete newbies. Adding the production and composition aspect has helped create lasting customers.