Rick has amassed his guitar teaching skills from years of professional playing. He has participated in independent guitar studies and took Jazz Improv courses at UNI to round out his skills.
Rick has performed professionally since 1966 and has over 40 years of experience playing the guitar and bass guitar. “The Nationals,” “The Red Rooster Band,” and “Puddin Truck” are a few of the several local bands with whom he has played. Rick enjoys biking, running, and walking and spending time outside. He has a background in computers and spends time ‘fiddling’ with them to get them to work better. He also plays the trombone and enjoys blues and country music.
Rick recently played a solo acoustic gig at New Aldaya. He is building up his solo repertoire, so he can branch out into some solo playing. Rick has many memorable music memories, but one in particular was in his young days. He was traveling between towns when his car caught on fire. He quickly grabbed his guitar and “tossed it out of the way”. After the fire fighters had the flames out they started to help Rick look for his guitar. In his effort to save his instrument he had tossed it clear over the ditch and fence into a cornfield.