Rick has a background in music, the arts and teaching. As an instrumentalist, he plays several instruments including drums, percussion, piano and voice. As a composer, he orchestrates, arranges and produces and as an educator, he has taught both publicly and privately in different countries. Rick has also been a musical director and conductor.



University of Salford, U.K.
MA – Music Composition – Grade Distinction.
Awarded the Santander travel grant for academic sabbatical. Visiting: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. 

2016 – 2017



University: East Carolina University NC, USA.
MA 1st Year – Music Composition, Conducting and Performance. 

Scholarship and Teaching Assistant. 

2015 – 2016



University Of Salford, U.K.
BA Hons Music – Grade 2.1 1st in Performance, Composition & Arranging. 

2002 – 2006


City College Manchester, UK.
A Level Theatre Studies.
B – Tech National Diploma Performing Arts. Grade – Distinction/Merit.
2000 – 2002


Ashton On Mersey School.
10 GCSE’s including Maths, English, Science & IT. 

1995 – 2000

Other Training



Hofa College for Music Production and Sound Recording, Germany – 2019