Rich is a classically trained percussionist and music historian. He first started playing piano in his teens, and continues to hone his jazz and blues skills with local musician and teacher Jason Ladanye. Rich's musical performance interests are diverse, as heard on his 2003 recording Adirondack Roots. He has just released (November 2010) a new recording - Christmas Jazz - a classic piano jazz treatment of traditional Christmas songs. Rich is mostly a recording artist, though he does perform at art openings and private functions locally.