Richard Baughman - Percussion Teacher

Private Instruction - Online

This highly personalized service provides students an opportunity to work on areas that need improving and allows Richard to target those areas with specific techniques and strategies.

How it works:

  • Students work with Richard on video chat services such as Google Chat, Skype, AIM etc.

The benefits:
By working through video chat, Richard can pinpoint your specific problems and needs and create an action plan to solve them.

"Richard Baughman's talent, expertise, and generosity as a teacher were an incredible help for me as a student of percussion. I have applied his lessons to all areas of percussion performance--from playing with the Juilliard Orchestra, to performing professionally with traditional Brazilian and Indian ensembles. Richard's patience, creativity, and all-encompassing teaching philosophy will surely prove indispensable to any student of his in the future."

-Zach Knight, The Juilliard School

Private Instruction - In Person

Richard is available for individual instruction for piano and all types of percussion for any age throughout Southern California.

Group Instruction
The more the merrier! Whether you'd like Richard to visit your group once a week or would just like an intensive weekend of piano, drumming, or pipe-band instruction, Richard can teach everyone from beginners to advanced drummers and piano players in group sessions.


Master Classes
Richard can present a master class customized to the needs of your students. Some of his most popular master classes are: The Art of Scottish Drumming, Introduction to Frame Drumming, Introduction to Latin Percussion, and Introduction to Music Theory. Richard is proud to have presented master classes at The Juilliard School's Summer Percussion Institute and Interlochen Arts Academy.

Richard is also available to make presentations at conferences and conventions. Most recently, Richard presented at the Alliance of North American Pipe Band Associations annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Richard gave a lively and challenging presentation."

- ANAPBA Conference

To arrange master classes, presentations, or online or in-person lessons with Richard, please e-mail: