As a college professor, Rick has taught courses in acting, directing, theatre history, American literature, psychology, counceling and theology to traditional and non-traditional students. He served as the department chairman of both theatre department and humanities division. Currently, he teaches acting through MauiOnStage, and coaches private acting students

Rick approaches teaching as a co-learner, creating an atmosphere of respect, support, freedom - and fun.

Rick custom designs individual or small group training in:

Beginning Acting
Advanced Acting

Scene Study
Oral Interpretation


"I thought that Dr. Scheideman was an immense help in my being able to get to know the author behind the works I had enjoyed so often. Academically, his teaching was one of the most creative and appreciated experiences I've ever had in the classroom. I loved it."

-University student

"My impression of Dr. Scheideman was one of surprise and admiration. His lecture was extremely interesting. I really admire his talent."

-University student

"The legacy I want to leave my students is modeled after much of Rick's teaching. To come prepared, to expect good, even great things from students, to love the serendipitous moments. I was a very fortunat student"

- Alice Longaker