Retail Manager - N
Joined in
2016
Expertise

Pro Audio, Drums & Percussion, Keyboards & MIDI, Technology

Favorite Instruments

Drums, Guitar, Vocal

Favorite Bands

MewithoutYou, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Audioslave, Ben Folds, Breaking Benjamin, Curren$y, Deadmau5, Daft Punk, Flume, Gorrilaz, Blink-182, Angels and Airwaves, m83, MGMT, Pheonix, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Silversun Pickups, Smashing Pumpkins, The Weeknd

Ricky Ralston

Retail Manager - N

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure

About Me

Hello! My name is Ricky Ralston and I am the manager of the Redmond Music & Arts! I have lived in Renton almost my entire life and discovered my love for music and audio engineering at a young age. During my youth I always wanted to be a drummer, however my parents decided that piano would be better for me to start out with. After a couple of years of taking piano lessons my parents decided it was time to buy me a drum set! I instantly fell in love with drumming and all percussion instruments. Throughout my drumming career I participated in many activities such as marching band, senior jazz band (Liberty High school), and drumming for the church my family attended. Being involved in the band at my church is what opened my eyes to the world of audio engineering both in recording and live production. Having access and training on professional equipment at a young age was an awesome experience that has benefited me greatly. During high school I ran all live sound for my church’s youth program and helped out at many of their summer and winter camps as well as many extra events. While attending Bellevue College doing the Running Start program I registered for their audio engineering classes. Between the classes at BC and all the experience of working for my church, by the time I graduated I knew that pro audio was definitely my passion.

In my eyes it does not matter if you’ve been playing for 60 years or 10 minutes; I am here to help you in any way I can. Music helps people, it changes their lives. I remember when my parents suprised me with my first drum set, everything in my life changed because of one instrument! I have seen countless students come into my store over the years and receive their first instrument. To be able to give someone the chance to change their life in a positive way forever is what I’m all about. If just one student benefits from the programs and product we offer here at the store, it is all worth it. 

If you’d like to talk more or have any questions, feel free to come into the store! I’m always excited to meet new people! 

Thanks for your business and I look forward to meeting you!

Ricky Ralston

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Redmond Music & Arts 425-881-8777 Redmond WA