Degrees and Certifications:
B.M. Music Education (2016) B.M. Double Bass Performance (2016)
Mr. Ricky Lethridge
Greetings, I'm Mr. Ricky Lethridge. This is my first year teaching at Lake Olympia MS, and 6th year teaching overall. I believe that teaching students the fundamentals properly will set them up for any challenge in the future. That's why I became a middle school orchestra director. I want to pass down the same techniques and skills that I was taught that equipped me for life. I grew up in Houston, TX in Klein ISD. Originally a cello player, I switched to Double Bass and have learned all of the string instruments in some capacity. In my time as a performer, I've studied with many great notable Double Bassists like Jeffrey Bradetich, Dennis Whittaker, Long Le, Catalin Rotaru and more. In my free time, I enjoy composing music & performing at weddings and small events. I'm an avid reader as well as a gamer. I look forward to meeting you and creating beautiful music with our Lake Olympia students!