After earning a degree in Music from New York University, Dick began playing in various jazz clubs in and around Manhattan. His extraordinary ability soon caught the attention of many notable musicians and performances followed with Mike Stern, Bobby Lyle, Mike Manieri, and Scott Henderson, amid many others. He appeared in concert with the great Diane Schuur and has been performing recently with Bobby Shew, Bob Florence and Jack Sheldon.
In the studio, Dick has performed with many musicians, including Alan Pasqua, Bob Sheppard, John Beasely, Alfonso Johnson, Jeff Beal, and Bob Florence. He also appeared on an instructional tape with singer Judy Niemack that featured pianist Fred Hersch and bassist Scott Colley, and has appeared on the Jazz Network with the Weller Bros.
Dick also received two invitations by Yamaha to perform in their Drums for Lunch series, which features concerts and lectures by some of New Yorkís most prestigious drummers. While in New York, he appeared with musicians such as Andy Laverne, Jeff Andrews, Rachel Z, Chuck Loeb and Walt Weiskopf.
Dick was an affiliate faculty member at the State University of New York at Purchase, teaching undergraduate level jazz composition, and now enjoys a similar position at California State University, Northridge.
Dick endorses Yamaha drums and Zildjian cymbals.