Rick started playing guitar at the age of 8. From guitar he went to drums, then
trumpet, then standup and electric bass.
Restivo has played in rock bands, symphony orchestras, "Big Band" jazz
bands, and small combos. He also has a degree in acting from the Drama Studio of London.
He has performed theatrically both locally and in Europe.
Restivo has taught music in the public schools for 27 years. He is married to
Cynthia and has 3 children; Elizabeth, Maria and Dominick.