Rich Rychel has been teaching drum lessons in Denver for 18 years. No matter what your age, level or ability you just cannot find a more experienced, knowledgable and personable teacher. Many of Rich’s past and present students are now players on the Denver scene and elsewhere. He received his formal training in percussion from Northern Illinois University and is an endorser and clinician for Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Latin Percussion (LP). Rich has served on the Modern Drummer Magazine Reader Advisory board and has written numerous articles and transcriptions for that publication. Rich has performed on cruise ships, has backed up national acts and Motown era stars, and when not free lancing is drumming for Denver based groups Pan Jumbies and Funkiphino. He was also the drumline and percussion instructor at Cherry Creek High School from 1997 – 2000.