Rick currently holds a Bachelors degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He has been performing as a percussionist and as a drum set player for over a decade and has been teaching for over four years. Rick has been working in the position as the Percussion Instructor at The Blake Upper and Lower School campuses for 3 years. He has also been teaching at St. Michael - Albertville High school for 2 years. In both of these positions, Rick works with students on concert percussion, drum set, and music theory. In addition, he performs locally and regionally via drum set with jazz hip-hop group Arlo. Rick has a strong passion for working with students from all ages and skill levels.