Richard Noel, a recording artist, master percussionist, musical director,

therapist, educator, and producer of music, was born and raised on the

twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. As a child, it was there that he was first

introduced to drumming and global rhythms. Drumming with his family and

community was simply a part of daily life in the islands. As a young adult

pursuing a career in aerospace engineering, Richard and family relocated to

the United States in 1998.

Richard has had a lifetime immersion of experience in bringing percussion to

positively influence people by providing them with a rhythmic experience

they will never forget. He encourages community reconciliation and

also assists in rejuvenating the lives of the community through the use of

music and rhythms in a safe, empowering, and creative outlet for expression

and healing. Richard also serves as an "in home" crisis care guardian for “atrisk”

foster youth.

Now Founder, CEO and Facilitator of "Jam2Grow" and Musical Director of

"Sticks & Fingers" and inventor of "Drum Boost", Richard’s unceasing

passion creates vibrant, original and empowering music. Producer of

multiple CDs and singles, he has been a featured performer in many events

including the “Rose Bowl Parade” and “The Joy of Music,” and has been

the musical director of “Tucson Meet Yourself”.

Currently, Richard has also taken that expression to the corporate world as

a motivational and inspirational tool to unleash creativity and facilitate

effective interactive percussion modalities to enhance personal

development and strategic coaching intervention, such as, business and

leadership coaching, work and life balance management and consciousness

coaching. He has also facilitated corporate team building seminars with

“Los Angeles Southwest College”, ”San Diego Miramar College”,

"Toastmasters International” and "Xango USA". He is also an active member

of "SunRisers Toastmasters" and "FEATsAZ.”

The heartfelt dedication Richard has to sharing the joyful musical heritage

of global rhythms enriches all audiences who have the good fortune to

experience his transformational and euphoric corporate empowerment

seminars, therapy sessions and live performances.