Educational Sales Rep
Joined in
1997

Ricky

Educational Sales Rep

About Me

Hello, 

My name is Rick Nicholson. I'm the School Service Representative in Northern Colorado. Based out of the Fort Collins Music & Arts on Harmony road, I service the Poudre, Thompson, Greeley/Evans school districts, as well as the districts serving the communities of Estes Park, Wellington, Ault, Severance, Windsor, Eaton, Johnstown, Milliken, Ft Morgan, Brush, Sterling, Haxtun, and Holyoke.

 I was born and raised in Englewood, where I started my musical career in the Englewood Public schools as a fourth grade violist. Eventually I switched to tuba and added bass. I attended Englewood High school where I played both bass and tuba in the marching band, jazz band, orchestra, concert band, wind ensemble, pit orchestras, and as a rhythm section player for the jazz and pops choirs. Upon graduation from high school, I moved to Grand Junction and studied Electronic Tech and Music Education at Mesa State College.

I started with Music & Arts in 1997 as the Denver warehouse & distribution manager and in 2000, I took on the responsibility of Affiliate Representative for Colorado. In the spring of 2001, I became the Ed Rep for the North Denver/Boulder area, where I served the school music programs of 10 different school districts From Englewood, Littleton and Jeffco to Longmont and Loveland. In the fall of 2012, after a little over eleven years on the road, the idea of staying in one place all day started to interest me, so I made the move to the retail storefront as manager of our Littleton, CO location. In February of 2018, the opportunity to hit the road again as a school service rep for Northern Colorado came my way and I decided to go back to doing what I  love the most, helping make music educators jobs easier while helping them stretch their budget. 

I still play bass and tuba regularly with various area groups. I play on an Kay Double Bass built in 1952 while my main electric bass rig is a Warwick Corvette 5 string fretless bass through an Ampeg SVT-3 Pro amp and SVT-410 Classic cabinet. My tuba is a Conn 24J, 4 short action offset valves, 6/4 size recording tuba, and my Sousaphone is a King by H.N. White.

 

Please call or stop by with any questions or needs. I look forward to helping you make music!

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