As a guitarist, Rick studied with Nina Rockley, Ken Johnson, and Rene Heredia. Flute training came from Rod Garnett.

Rick plays in both jazz and classical idioms. His vocal repertoire and guitar styles include bossa nova, show tunes, pop, jazz, folk, calypso, flamenco, blues and classical. Each style receives a fresh arrangement from Rick's musical experience. His musicianship appeals to audiences of diverse ages.

The moods Rick creates can be subtle and supportive for ambient background or direct and compelling to a concert audience. He performs for receptions, weddings, house parties, dinner parties, fundraisers, conventions, civic clubs, art exhibitions, anniversaries, restaurants, and in concert.

Love, naturally

Rick - guitar, flute, vocals

Eliot - bass
Steve - ftm studios
Brenden - sleeve art
Mark - design

Cory - label art

when you taught me how to dance (melua)
come away with me (jones)
doves in the wind (scheideman)
make someone happy (compden, green)
come on, come on (carpenter)


Simply Rick

Accompanied by Gary Auten on bass and percussionist Ed Contreras, the album is a mixture of cover and original tunes in a variety of styles arranged and produced by Rick and Kimberly. Recording and mastering was engineered by Steve Sundberg at FTM Studios, Denver.

Here Comes the Sun
Blow Me Away
Bonsoir Dame
Satin Doll
Goin' Home
If I Only Had a Brain
Island in the Sun/Jamaica Farewell
Dance with Me
Song for a Winter's Night
Quiet Nights and Quiet Stars
Flowing Like the Grass
Come Back Liza
Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
Dog Days of Summer

Call My Name

Eliot Zizic plays bass, with Ed Contreras on percussion, and Kimberly Stewart-Scheideman singing background vocals. The album features swing tunes, ballads, instrumentals, calypsos, and original songs. Co-produced by Rick and Kimberly, the CD was recorded and mastered at FTM Studiosby Steve Sundberg.

Call My Name
El Matador
Rhythm of the Rain
Scarlet Ribbons
Day in the Life of a Fool
Fly Me to the Moon
What If We Went to Italy
One Note Samba
Early Morning Rain
Lie Peaceful
Kiss the Girl
Still Morning Blues
Why Walk When You Can Fly

Easy Street

Rick Scheideman's latest release is complete. Eliot Zizic plays bass, and Ed Contreras on percussion. Piano, flute, and saxaphone complete the ensemble.

Easy Street

Bag Lady
Julie and a Song
Under African Skies
That's Where I Belong
Change the World
Trouble Me
The Boxer
Senorita with a Necklace of Tears
Todos Santos

"For over twelve years, the staff and customers of Creekside Cellars have enjoyed the live music of Rick Scheideman for a number of years. But merely listening to his music is an understatement. Properly said, customers have been mesmerized by his talent and stage warmth. The sounds produced by his personally produced hand made Flamenco and Classic guitars are by turns joyous and inspiring. His timeless tunes and ballads have had more profound an effect on our customers than any online dating service. Rick does not entertain-he makes memories."

-Bill Donahue, Owner, Creekside Cellars

"Scheideman is a man of many talents with two albums of mellow acoustic music, several personally crafted guitars, and acting credits as Mark Twain and Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea.'"

-Brian Muir, Staff Writer, The Canyon Courier

"The kind of melow melodic music performed by Rick seemed to set the customers at ease, He became the focus, people would applaud after each song, and Rick became one of the main reasons for repeat business. If you're looking for a laid back softer style of music for entertainment, Rick is one of the best out there...I only ask that you not use him in the summer...I have dibs on Rick in the summer."

-Sean Martines, Manager, Bridgewater Grill Golden

"I want you to know how much we enjoy your CD. I have it in my office and it helps create a beautiful atmosphere-very soulful. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. It is indeed a special weekend when we can eat at the winery and listen to your music."

-Andrea Cohen

"His gentle vocals and familiar melodies enriched the welcoming atmosphere. I made sure the library got some copies of this local talent so others could share his art. We also have had him perform during the holidays for our patrons, and they always ask us to make sure and have him back!"

-Kathy Husband, Library Manager, Jefferson County Public Library