Drummer for the progressive rock band, Arch Echo, Richie Martinez has been a performing professional for over 12 years, and has been teaching musicians of all levels throughout his career. At his current age of 27, he has carefully crafted his skillset, toured the world, and influenced many. With an online audience of over 55,000, Richie has utilized his presence on social media to provide his viewers with valuable information, and an insight, on the perspective of the life of a professional musician.
"I desire to equip my students with the weapons necessary to be successful in this constant, uphill battle that is life. Many times, I find myself sharing personal experiences in hopes of inspiring others, not simply demonstrating the sticking behind a rudiment. To me, education is far deeper than patterns and technique; it's closely tied to developing strong, independent minds. We must learn to think, and think critically."