Rics father, a professional musician, taught Ric both piano and accordion and had him playing engagements at age seven. After attending The College of Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Ric worked for Wersi Keyboards as a concert artist, traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe for twenty-one years. He has created MIDI accompaniments for The Willis Music Company, Frederick Harris Music Company and the Hal Leonard Corporation. In addition to his private teaching and playing for church, Ric serves as a concert artist with the Roland Corporation. His repertoire includes classical, todays music and his favorites, jazz and big band music. As a concert artist and product specialist, he is equally comfortable playing the organ, piano or keyboard.