About Ricardo Reese
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.