Meet Our Teachers!
Piano, Guitar & Voice
Teaching with us since Jan 2019
A native of Raleigh, NC, Brittany is a classically trained pianist since the age of four, and a self-taught guitarist in more recent years. She recently graduated from N.C. State with a degree in English - Creative Writing, and a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship. Brittany has always had a passion for playing and performing, and she is very excited to share this passion with the next generation of young musicians in the community.
Guitar, Piano, Voice, Drums
Teaching with us since March 2019
Ashesh is from Apex, NC, and has spent more than half of his life performing and teaching music. In 2018, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from North Carolina Central University. During his time at NCCU, Ashesh studied under Baron Tymas, Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Robert Trowers, and Dr. Ira Wiggins. Ashesh has performed with a wide variety of groups including opening up for the top metal bands in the country, and performing with the United States Army Jazz Guardians. Being able to play multiple instruments has allowed Ashesh to develop a teaching style that is easily adaptable to any student regardless of age or experience. He is excited about being on the Rich Music School team and sharing his knowledge with the next generation of aspiring musicians.
Guitar, Piano, Mandolin, Violin, DJ, Music Production
Teaching with us since March 2019
James has been a multi-instrumentalist and performer most of his life. Starting with violin and classical music, he has grown up with music as his steadfast companion. He plays a variety of instruments, including but most certainly not limited to guitar, violin, mandolin, ukulele, piano, bass, synthesizer, as well as basic percussion. In the last 10 years, he has established his skill as a DJ and Producer of electronic music, playing and creating and organizing visionary events that blend all forms of art in perfect harmony. In addition to that, he has played in live music ensembles almost his entire life, whether it be the school orchestra, or bands of his own creation. James believes that music is a Universal language that transcends all boundaries, and is extremely passionate about teaching and sharing that language.
Drums, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Voice
Teaching with us since January 2020
Jick had a successful early-career as a group and private music instructor in his native Upstate New York. He then moved into other music sectors, working as a touring and session musician/producer – including playing with several alumni from Frank Zappa's bands. This was followed by long-time gigs composing and songwriting in the multi- media industry, while based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Nashville. Since moving to NC, he has been playing and producing with local bands and teaching privately. Jick is incredibly excited about being on the Rich Music School team, pleased to share knowledge and experience with students.
Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Trumpet
Teaching with us since October 2020
Jason began his sonic voyage in sixth grade, when he started playing trumpet in the school band. After a couple of years of laying a musical foundation with the instrument, he decided that he wanted to expand his musical toolbox by trying other instruments. He began learning baritone, tuba, drums, piano, guitar, and eventually lead him to his musical soulmate, the bass. Studying electric bass guitar and upright bass gave him incredible opportunities to learn and love a plethora of musical styles. He has performed in orchestras, chamber groups, jazz bands, rock bands, and as a soloist as well. He “bass”ically loves playing and teaching anything! Jason wants to help you find your musical passion and develop the skills and knowledge needed to achieve your personal goals.
Teaching with us since October 2022
A graduate of the music education program at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Eric Chang has been involved in many areas of music since the age of 14. During his time at UNCC, he studied percussion under the direction of Rick Dior, the principal percussionist of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. He has taught various areas such as high school marching band, elementary music programs, and privately. Eric’s knowledge in music is very diverse and focuses on many areas such as: Jazz, Rock, Funk, Latin, Marching and Orchestral Percussion. These styles can be applied to drum set, beginners piano, and an array of other percussion instruments.
Interested in joining our team? We are always looking to hire great musicians and teachers who love sharing music with others! Click the link below for more information, and to submit a form to be contacted!
All of our teachers complete a thorough criminal background check at the county, state and federal level, performed through goodhire.com. In addition, all teachers go through a rigorous audition process to ensure high quality musicianship and teaching skills. All teachers are regularly observed and reviewed by management to maintain high quality classroom standards.