Meet Tommy Rickard

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Genres: All Genres
Instrument: Drums
Specialties: All ages & all stages
Available: Saturdays & Sundays (online lessons only)
Tommy offers lessons on alternating weekends.

**Tommy's schedule is not yet available. Please inquire with for schedule.

Book A Lesson 

Please reach out to Tommy directly with the email above to schedule a lesson with him. 

Lesson Rates

30 min : $40
60 min : $55

Meet Tommy Rickard

Tommy started playing drums young and spent his early days in local punk bands, opening shows for the likes of Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Sea Hags, Victim’s Family and Agent Or-ange. A restless search for new challenges, combined with a knack for playing just what songs need, eventually landed Rickard on the road and in the studio with Vain, Linda Perry, Eric Martin, Ronnie Montrose, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and many others, as well as a long list of independent singers, songwriters and producers. All the while he kept at his studies with Bay Area teaching legend, Chuck Brown. While working with Perry, Tommy recorded her Grammy winning song “Beautiful,”which became a #1 single for Christina Aguilera. In 2010 he completed a successful tour of Europe with his bandmates from Vain. As well as playing on the critically acclaimed, 2011 Vain release, Enough Rope. In 2010, and 2012, Tommy also toured the US with former Stone Temple Pilots frontman, Scott Weiland. Most recently Tommy is working on recordings for a new album. Here’s a link to his previous release, “Dream California.” He just finished tracking drums for Todd Herfindal’s upcoming album. He is also co producing, and co directing The Hard Road; a documentary style TV show that is focused on musicians and artists, and their lives journey’s, in pursuit of their creative passions. Tommy Rickard approaches teaching in a fun, creative, and inspiring yet disciplined way. Creating a lesson plan that engages students with their favorite songs, introducing Motown grooves and instilling a solid foundation including snare solos written for drum corps. Each lesson plan is uniquely crafted for the student’s individual personality, talent and desires. Studying extensively with the legendary Chuck Brown, and Mike Johnston, Tommy has leveraged years of experience and learnings in his approach to teaching.

Need help booking a lesson? Email or call us at (415) 457-7600 x 104
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