Rick opened the doors of Marchwood Music in September of 2010 to further pursue his love of music and teaching. Having grown up in a family of educators and musicians made this a natural next step for him. His approach to teaching involves the delicate balance of theory and technique mixed in with lots of FUN. He recognizes that the best way to get better at playing a musical instrument is through practice, and the best motivator for practice is allowing students to participate in song selection. The open space design in the Marchwood Music classroom allows for groups of various sizes to play, learn and grow together. Sing Along Sessions is another opportunity to use the space for exactly that with preschool children, who so often respond to music and playing instruments without hesitation.
Tricia has worked with children of all abilities in a variety of settings including Head Start, private preschools, daycare centers, and with families in their home and community environments. She has served on Multidisciplinary teams doing evaluations and treatment where she has learned many techniques from other disciplines which has allowed her to become a true Developmentalist- treating the whole child while supporting the parents/caregivers.
Tricia has been a musician since the age of 5; singing in choirs and playing the flute/ piccolo in concert band and marching band throughout her school years. She also enjoyed participating in community musical theater productions. Tricia enjoys incorporating music in speech therapy sessions with children and is excited to be partnering with Marchwood Music for the Sing Along program!