Welcome

To My World

Musician, Composer and Teacher

Hi, nice to meet you. My name is Richard Schwagerl.

I am a scholarship graduate of USC with a Bachelor of Music Degree.

I have been a professional musician for 45 years and a student / teacher my whole life. I had the honor of touring as the vibraphonist and percussionist with Lou Rawls, composing for the Travel Channel & MTV as well as performing with dozens of LA Bands. Currently band leader of Island Voyage / steel drum band and The Right Vibe / the elegant sound of the vibraphone.

With over 6000 performances, I Have learned the art of entertaining from performing with some of the best: Lou Rawls, Taj Mahal, Robert Greenidge, Chuck Mangione, Horace Silver, Tommy Castro, Emil Richards to name a few.

If you're interested in hiring one of my bands for your special event, teaching yourself to play the drums, learning how to learn with my Simple Principles of Learning sheets or buying some of my music, call me today at (310) 266-8756; I'll be happy to help you.

Let's Party With Island Voyage / steel drum band

Looking to add some tropical flavor to your next party or event? Look no further than Island Voyage, the premier steel drum band! With our authentic sound and upbeat rhythms, we'll transport your guests to an island paradise. Whether it's a wedding, corporate event, or backyard BBQ, we'll bring fun and energy to any occasion. Book us today and let's get the party started!

The Right Vibe / the elegant sound of the vibraphone

This unique celestial sound is ideal for any special occasions: Wedding Ceremonies, Cocktail Parties, Banquet Dinners, any Classy Events. Playing all styles from Jazz, Latin, Classical, Show Tunes and Pop. Available solo or any size group.

Teach Yourself How To Play Drums With Our Patented Drumalong Drumset Practice Pad Kit

Let Rhythmic Magic guide you in truly understanding and applying rhythm not only to the drums, but to all instruments.

Simple Principles Of Learning and Studying

These modules are endless pages of knowledge about learning condensed into an easy to read one page summary.

Please join me in sharing the gift of learning with someone you care about.

Solo Piano