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
  • 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