Specializing in the following categories.
MUSICAL THEATRE VOICE
There has never been a more vocally demanding era for musical theatre performers. Contemporary musical theater actors are simply expected not only sing well, but to sing healthily in styles from classical to belt to pop to rock to everything in between.
With a B.A. in Musical Theatre performance, years of training with expert pedagogues, and drawing on nearly a decade of experience coaching hundreds of singers, Rick is expertly trained in proven tools and techniques to meet the demands placed on today's Broadway singer.
YOUTH AND TEENS
Perhaps more important than his gift as a voice teacher, Rick has a special ability to connect with and motivate young people. Over the last several years, Rick has been a voice coach and mentor to scores of kids and teens, and has helped them achieve success including starring roles in Broadway shows and national recognition at the Jimmy Awards on Broadway (the National High School Musical Theater Awards).
Whether your child/teenager is a total beginner or a born prodigy, they will join a long list of youth who have climbed higher toward their dreams than they ever thought possible under Rick's guidance.
The new preferred way to take lessons in the 21st century! Not only are they flexible and convenient, online lessons are just as effective as in-person lessons. All you need is a good internet connection and a pair of headphones.
If you're not technically inclined - no problem. Rick has taught countless online lessons and can help you through any questions.
BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE PIANO
Whether you are a singer that wants to learn the piano (an increasingly a essential ability for singers), or a parent wishing to find the best piano teacher possible, look no further! We may brand ourselves as a vocal studio but Rick is also an immensely experienced piano teacher, to say nothing of his over 25 years experience as a pianist. For students both youth and adult students, your search for an expert, patient and fun piano teacher can finally come to a close!