Guitarist-Composer Ric F. began his music
career as a recording session musician and performer in southern California. He studied with well-known jazz guitarist Barney Kessel, Horace Hatchett (jazz), Ted McKown (classical), Ricardo de Escobal (flamenco) and Ron Middlebrook (general).
Ric studied composition-arranging-theory with many teachers including Pulitzer Prize nominated Dr. Albert Harris. Ric is completing an MM in composition and has taught at Biola University, SW Seminary as well as tutoring students online from Berklee College of Music and Liberty University. He is also a certified Schillinger Instructor (theory-composition) and completed the UCLA Film
Scoring program winning awards for his picture scoring as well as from Billboard Magazine, American Song Festival, and ASCAP. Ric’s “Letters” album was a pre-nomination Grammy candidate.
Ric has performed and composed music for recordings ranging from the London Symphony Orchestra to Megadeth (Ric was Dave Mustaines guitar
teacher for several months). His recordings have charted radio and have been featured in television and film. Billboard Magazine wrote of Ric’s recordings: "Consistently enjoyable work sparkles with (Ric's) beautiful arrangements.”. Ric’s recordings have included original music, Hymn and Christmas arrangements, orchestral music all in a wide variety of styles and ensembles.
Ric has been on recording projects with David Benoit, John Patitucci, Eric Marienthal, Brandon Fields, Jeff Kashiwa (The Rippingtons), Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets) and Wayne Bergeron. He has also performed as the opening act
for Bob James, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and Michel Camilo.
Since being in Texas Ric has performed and written music for many ensembles including the Fort Worth Symphony and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. He has released several recordings recorded in Texas, Nashville and Los Angeles and also published his book “Guitar Tips” available on Barnes & Noble, Amazon and others. His published guitar music has been distributed by Columbia Pictures Publications.
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1/2 hour lessons also available ($25).
Travels within 40 miles of Arlington, TX 76010
Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community.
Here are some of the resources created by Ric.
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Ric has been elected to the Board of Directors of the College Music Society, South Central Chapter.
WyzAnt gave me the opportunity to tutor a student entering Berklee School of Music. I was tutoring Music Theory.
I had 6 weeks to tutor 2 semesters of theory. My student did an excellent job with assignments and was a pleasure to work with.
Here is what my student wrote after she started at Berklee:
“Hey Ric, I just wanted to let you know that I took my entering...
It has been an extremely busy several weeks.
My Guitar book is out in print & ebook form. It is doing very well and has now received endorsements from the guitarist on American Idol and The Voice. It has also been reviewed by a number of Nashville recording session musicians and is getting great
I did quite a lot of arranging in Nov. & Dec. including pieces for...