At an early age Ricardo had an affinity for rhythm. A gifted percussionist he would on a daily basis drum out patterns on mother’s cookware.
However, the guitar soon came into the picture and he began to learn this new instrument at age
After High School graduation he went off to College where he began formal classical guitar studies under Dan Hodan and played saxophone in the Jazz lab band under the direction of Roger Dismore.
Furthermore, he studied classical guitar with Christopher Mcquire currently the Artistic director for the Dallas Ft. Worth Classical Guitar Society.