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About Ricardo Reese

Ricardo Reese
Ricardo Reese
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Henderson, NV
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums
Education: B.M., Instrumental Music Performance (Virginia State University, 2000) M.M. Percussion Performance (University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 2019)
Performance Experience: Ricardo has performed with many professional bands in Las Vegas as well as managing his own band for 15 years.
Teaching Experience: Mr. Reese has served as a private music instructor for the past 20 years, and has also worked with local school programs as a percussion coordinator and clinician (Western High School, Canyon Springs High School, and Cheyenne High School). Mr. Reese provides one-on-one and small group instruction on rhythmic and melodic percussion instruments.
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that all children are musical, and that they should have a role in designing or selecting their musical path. I encourage students to explore music in ways they can connect with and relate, and I allow them some flexibility or decisions when we meet to create their curriculum and plan of study. I also believe in the value of parental engagement and support of the student and their musical interests.

Get to know Ricardo Reese

A native of Denver, Colorado, Ricardo Reese is a musician and private music instructor with over 30 years of experience. He has performed with various musicians throughout the Las Vegas area as a professional drummer, and also created and managed his own band for 15 years. He received his Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Performance from Virginia State University in 2000, and a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2019. Mr. Reese is the founder of Rhythm and Reading, a literacy program geared towards early childhood and elementary level students, combining music and reading. Additionally, he is the creator of the HBCU Drumline Talk, an online podcast chronicling the history, traditions, teaching methods, and current trends of marching drumlines at our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

Ricardo Reese teaches at:
643 N Stephanie St Suite 13
Henderson, NV 89014
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