Rich studied at:
Drummers Collective, New York, New York

He has also had private instruction with:

  • Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan)

  • Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live band, Sheryl Crow, Rod Steward, Sting)

  • Rod Morgenstein (The Dregs, Winger)

  • Tony De’nicola (Harry James)

  • AJ Pero (Twisted Sister)

  • David Mcgraw (Richie Cole)

Rich has played, toured, and or recorded with the following artists:

  • Bon Jovi

  • Bruce Springsteen

  • Lady Gaga - 2019 Academy Award Winner Original Song ‘Shallow’ from A Star Is Born

  • Jon Bon Jovi & the Kings of Suburbia

  • Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul

  • Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem)

  • Eric Martin Band

  • Debbie Harry (Blondie)

  • Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)

  • Joe Elliot (Def Leopard)

  • Michael Anthony (Van Halen)

  • Neal Schon (Journey)

  • Chad Taylor (Live)

  • Hubert Sumlin (Howling Wolf)

  • Tommy Shaw (Styx)

  • Jack Blades (Night Ranger)

  • Chris Kirkpatrick (N’sync)

  • Lou ‘Blue Lou’ Marini (Blues Brothers)

  • Bob Bandiera (Bon Jovi)

  • Gary US Bonds

  • Southside Johnny

  • Billy Hector

  • Buddahead

  • Steve Brown & PJ Farley (Trixter)

  • Donny Osmond (Donny & Marie)

  • Joe Grusheky

  • John Eddie

  • Gedeon Luke and the People

  • Tiffany

  • Nicole Adkins

  • The Tokens

  • The Marvellets

  • The Soul Survivors

  • The Teenagers

  • Lisa Bouchelle (Rock Star Kitchen)

  • Joe Scannella Quartet

  • The Trips

  • Strange As Angels

  • Mr. Greengenes

  • Kristen & the Noise

  • The Rich Scannella Group

Among others…

Rich has worked with the following producers:

  • Obie O’brien (Bon Jovi)

  • Phil Nicolo (Billy Joel, Yoko Ono, Bon Jovi, Dishwalla)

  • Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols

  • Rob Fusari (Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears)

  • Earl Cohen (Third Estate, Whitney Houston)

  • Aaron Levinson (The Philadelphia Experiment)

  • David Ivory (Silvertide, Patti Labelle)

  • Robert Greer (Mary J. Blige)

A few venues Rich has played:

  • While he has played in dozens of back road bars and restaurants–to ballrooms, theaters, arenas, and stadium–here’s a few of his favorites…

East Coast:

  • Met Life Stadium-East Rutherford, NJ

  • IZOD Center-NJ

  • Best Buy Theater-NYC

  • The Bitter End

  • Bowery Ballroom

  • CBGB’s Cantina

West Coast:

  • Mandalay Bay Events Center-Las Vegas, NV

  • The Joint Hard Rock-Las Vegas, NV

  • Whiskey A-Go-Go-Los Angeles, CA

  • The Mint-LA, CA

  • Spokane Arena-Spokane WA

Mid West:

  • House of Blues-Chicago, IL

  • St. Andrews Hall-Detroit, MI


  • Peters Players-Gravenhurst-Ontario, Canada

  • Limestone Blues Festival-Kingston-Ontario, Canada

Far East:

  • Club Quottro-Tokyo, Japan

  • Club Quottro-Nagoya, Japan

Down South:

  • Rock in Rio Festival-Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

  • Morumbi Stadium-San Paolo, Brazil

  • Estadio Monumental-Santiago, Chile

  • House of Blues-Orlando, FL

  • Seminole Hard Rock-Hollywood, FL


  • Shepherds Bush Empire-London, England

  • 02 Academy-Liverpool, England

  • The Ferry-Glasgow, Scotland

  • The Picturedrome-Holmfirth, UK


And last but certainly not least....Playboy Mansion Homby Hills-Los Angeles, California