About Rich Music School
Rich Music School was started in January 2019 by local musician and teacher Brandon Rich. Our teachers are all high quality experienced musicians who know how to connect and engage students of all ages and levels.
Rich Music School strives to provide high-quality, fun music lessons and classes, and hopes to bring the community together through live music performance and inspire curiosity through music.
We currently offer group classes, private lessons, summer camps, WCPSS teacher workday camps, and track-out camps at Crosspointe Church, as well as in-home lessons and parties.
We believe that learning to play music should be fun, so we encourage students to learn their favorite songs!
We guarantee you will be jamming with your favorite song within the first month of starting lessons!
All teachers have music degrees or extensive experience performing and/or teaching
All teachers go through a rigorous audition process, and pass a criminal background check
We offer lots of opportunities for students to perform!
Brandon playing vibraphone with NCCU Jazz combo in NYC
Brandon (middle) playing with his band in high school - Spring 2007
Brandon Rich - Owner
Brandon Rich is a North Carolina native with a passion for music education and all types of music. With over ten years in music education, Brandon has played and taught in a wide variety of musical genres and settings, and he knows through experience what works in music education.
He started learning piano and percussion in middle school, and got very involved with marching band and playing guitar in rock bands in high school. During the summers of 2009 and 2011, Brandon toured the country with a DCI drum and bugle corps, and in 2015 Brandon graduated from North Carolina Central University with a B.A. in Music Education and a B.M. in Jazz Studies.
The year after graduating high school Brandon became Director of the Marching Band at Wake Christian Academy, and stayed busy teaching several other percussion ensembles, marching bands, jazz bands, and private students at various schools through college.
Brandon initially started at NCCU studying the drum set, but fell in love with the vibraphone after seeing Stefon Harris perform as a guest artist at NCCU. During his time at NCCU Brandon had the honor of sharing the stage with renowned musicians such as Branford Marsalis, Maceo Parker, Benny Golson, Joe Chambers, Wallace Roney, and Joey Calderazzo.
Over time Brandon has realized that he enjoys the learning process just as much as playing music, so he is known to play a wide variety of instruments, and he loves to share this passion with the next generation.
He hopes that through performance and education he can raise cultural awareness and help restore the presence of Jazz and American music in our communities.
Brandon rehearsing with Benny Golson at NCCU