Artistic Creations by Rich Conti
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York, I began studying music and percussion at an early age. I went on to receive a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy and practiced that for several years. I continued my professional career by receiving a bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy and I and I recently retired from with children and adults with disabilities at Misericordia Home.
I've always kept my music going as an avocation. I became interested in world percussion and was lucky enough to play in such varied groups as The Oakton Percussion Ensemble, The Primal Connection, The Mambo Express, Picante, The Friends of the Gamelon, and currently Funkadesi. I studied Brazilian percussion and music in Salvador, Bahia and performed in the Carnival.
Photography and woodworking are interests that have grown only in the past few years.
Stay tuned, I am now incorporating mosaics into my woodworking "Woodsaics"
I think the same aspects of creativity weave through all of the arts. What a pleasure it is to create works of art of all kinds that are Rich In Rhythm.