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Rick B.

York, PA

$40/hour

Music, Sound Production, Art, Photography

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$40/Hour


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About Rick

My "musical, artistic and writing experiences" began many decades ago. I have played in school bands, rock bands, and in church settings. I play the drums and piano primarily, plus sing most any genre of music. I own a small in-home studio in York County, PA. I am also a recording engineer and music producer. My music has been featured on records, CDs, and the radio since 1974.

My "art, writing and photography" experience entails owning my own business since 1980 as a commercial/graphic artist, custom painter, sign craftsman and an internationally published photojournalist for art magazines and hard-bound books. I have also tutored students in music and art, and I instructed at a Vo-Tech school (LCCTC in Lancaster County, PA). As my goal, I want to share what I know in order to help benefit other budding artists, writers and musicians.
My "musical, artistic and writing experiences" began many decades ago. I have played in school bands, rock bands, and in church settings. I play the drums and piano primarily, plus sing most any genre of music. I own a small in-home studio in York County, PA. I am also a recording engineer and music producer. My music has been featured on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of York, PA 17406
In-person lessons
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design,
Photography

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Composition (Music)

I have composed music since the age of 18 - I am now age 56.

I am a drummer, pianist, vocalist, song-writer, recording engineer and producer. My music has appeared on albums, on TV, the radio, the Internet and live in church and club venues.

Drawing

I can draw in pencil, pen and ink and with various paints.

I have worked with elementary school students up to adults. I can draw a variety of styles, from landscape, to technical drafting, and cartoons, all by hand.

Drums

I have played the drums since age 5 - over 50 years.

I played in all school functions - marching band, concert band, jazz band and rock bands. I have won numerous awards for my drumming skills, given private lessons, and played in east-coast competitions.

General Music

I have studied basic and advanced music theory in school.

I can read music for drums, vocals or piano at an intermediate level, and I also play "by ear". I understand how a song is composed.

Graphic Design

I am a commercial/graphic artist by full-time profession since 1980. I understand hands-on graphics and intermediate computer-assisted graphics, with some levels of Photoshop.

My work has gone to print/display in various commercial applications.

Music Production

I have engineered and produced music since the late 1970's until present.

I have recorded and produced nearly 500 albums with nearly 10,000 songs to my credit as producer. I worked with the manager of country musician Johnny Cash, recording and producing a tribute CD back in year 2004.

Painting

My custom paintwork is known world-wide.

My paintings and airbrush mural scenes are featured in books, magazines, on TV, billboards, calendars and in museums. I also teach the art of "How-To" custom painting techniques in international magazines.

Photography

Photography is a hobby as well as a profession of mine in conjunction with my photojournalism skills.

My photography work appears in newspapers, books, magazines and the Internet. I photograph chronological "How-To" features as a teaching tool for beginners and experienced photographers/artists.

Piano

I love the piano and worship the great pianists of our time, as well as classical pianists/composers. (i.e. Billy Joel, Elton John, etc.)

I have played piano/organ for 36 years, and I can read music on an intermediate level, but I also play "by ear". I do a lot of song-writing on my pianos, and I have played the electric organ for churches, as well (no pipe organ).

Songwriting

I have written more than 200 songs in the past 20 years. Most of them I have recorded.

I have entered national competitions with my songs, as well.

My songs have been played in churches, at funerals, as well as in clubs and other venues. I own a small in-home studio in York County, PA. I am also a recording engineer and music producer. My music has been featured on records, CDs, and the radio since 1974.

Voice (Music)

I sang in church choirs and in school choruses since age 7 to date (nearly 50 years).

I have a 3 octave range and have a diversified tonal range, as well. I have also given voice lessons, and I can sing while playing the piano or the drums.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rick will travel within 10 miles of York, PA 17406.