Ricky B is a highly skilled multi-instrumentalist, producer, and performer based in Houston, Texas. From a young age, Ricky’s musical journey began with formal training on bass guitar and drums, setting the foundation for his versatile musical abilities. He continuously expanded his musical horizons by seeking private lessons and receiving classical training in guitar, drums, piano, and vocals. Throughout his musical evolution, he was deeply involved in forming and joining various musical groups, allowing him to gain practical experience in a range of musical contexts.
Even before graduating from high school, Ricky was already making significant strides in his musical career. He began recording his first album, regularly performing across Houston, and embracing his natural interest in teaching by taking on students of his own.
Ricky’s pursuit of musical excellence led him to New Orleans, Louisiana, a city renowned for its musical vibrancy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of New Orleans, with a particular focus on teaching and performance. During his time there, he had the privilege of learning from and performing with some of the country’s most talented musicians. His dedication to diverse musical styles, from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco, was matched by his exploration of the theoretical underpinnings of these genres.
One of Ricky’s core beliefs is that art and music are accessible to everyone, and he finds immense reward in sharing this gift with others. His teaching approach is inclusive and adaptable, suitable for individuals of all ages and skill levels. Ricky emphasizes personalized instruction by collaborating with each student to create a tailored lesson plan and learning style that suits their pace and preferences. By understanding the goals and aspirations of each student, he ensures that lessons remain focused, enjoyable, and fulfilling.