With a background in education and music, and a passion and talent for writing for children from a child's perspective, Rick has been writing and performing for children for 30 years. Published in 1983, his first collection of songs, "Bubblegum" was followed in 1985 by "Alligator in the Elevator."
The success of these early collections launched a full-time career of writing and performing for young audiences.
As a family man with three children of his own, early inspirations came from home and children in the neighborhood. From school classrooms, gyms and auditoriums, concert venues large and small, parks, fairgrounds, campgrounds (and even a parade float!) Rick shares his songs, songs that delight in the joys of childhood. From school-age children and preschoolers to grownups who first heard the songs when they were kids, his audiences are all inclusive and where the whole family has fun. Everyone joins in the singing, the old favorites and the new songs too. You will even find grandparents in the mix! And oh, did you know that Rick is a grandfather now too?
Wow, sure marks the passing of time, huh Rick? Keep those songs coming!