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Teaches Drum Set, Percussion

Teaching is an important talent and skill that is as fun and enjoyable as having a career in music. 

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Teaches at:
Levels Taught


Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

The Rick, Steve Coleman & Five Elements, Big Mouth, Performs in NYC at Jazz Gallery and Village Vanguard

Areas of Instruction

Drum Set, Percussion

Favorite Bands

Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Van Halen, Allan Holdsworth, Tony Williams, Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report, John Coltrane, Meshuggah, Graham Central Station, Prince, The Police, Vinnie Colaiuta

Specialties / Genres Taught

Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Samba, Salsa, Fusion, International, Odd Meter, Dynamics, Sight Reading

Teaching Experience

25 years

About Sean

Sean Rickman is a native of Washington DC and has been a drum instructor for over 25 years. His passion for teaching extends from years of performing, recording and touring with music industry giants. Sean believes the biggest gift in music is teaching in which he exposes young students to the excitement, passion and thrill of all musical genres. 

Sean began his professional career as a drummer in Washington DC while still in grade school at the age of 10. Washington DC is known for its punk, go go and jazz music scene. Sean began perfoming with artists internationally known such as pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Marcus Miller, pop singer Maxwell, George Clinton of P-Funk, guitar wizard Shawn Lane, jam band Garaj Mahal, fusion band Dapp Theory, and he currently tours and records with saxophonist Steve Coleman and Five Elements. Sean has produced 2 solo albums One 2012 and Zoom 2016 under his stage name The Rick in which he has written all the music, performed all vocals, guitars, bass and drums. Sean also hosts THERICKLESSONS.COM featuring drum video lessons for worldwide subscribers. And he hosts his artist site THERICKROCKS.COM

Sean has conducted master class workshops and continues at schools such as CalArts (Los Angeles), UCLA, Berkelee College of Music, Logan Center Univeristy of Chicago, The New School (NYC), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia) and others.

Sean has been featured on many albums and videos. He can easily be found on YouTube and he has a bio with a complete discography listed on Wikipedia. Although Sean's career is full of achievments, his greatest is being a devoted skilled teacher. Sean has a history of private instruction, drum clinics, in store instruction and currently web video instruction and is a resident of the Washington DC Metropolitan area where he operates his production studio. 


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