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Richard C.

Irvine, CA

$65/hour

Music Teacher - Guitar - Banjo - Ukulele - Drum

In-person lessons

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About Richard

Rich has over thirty years playing and instructing experience with specialization in Guitars, Banjo, Ukulele and other stringed instruments. Rich received his degree from the University of Maryland and studied music theory, its practical application to the instrument, improvisation, harmony and composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

He has also studied privately with numerous teachers throughout the country including Hank Wiktoriwitz of the Boston Pops, Jon Damian, Berklee Guitar Chairman Larry Baione and internationally known Charlie Banocus.??

Rich has performed throughout the Northeast and California including The Sweet and Hot Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, The Bakersfield Jazz Festival, Cape Cod Jazz Festival and at numerous night clubs and social events.

Rich teaches both privately and in a classroom setting. He was formerly a faculty member in the music department at the Tarbut V’ Torah School and at Concordia University.

My goal is to develop a complete musician focusing on what each student needs based on their progression. My method is applicable to all styles, not limited to memorizing ”licks or phrases” but acquiring the knowledge to create their own phrases leading to a more complete expression of ones self through the instrument.

Lessons include both theory and practical studies including chord scales, approach patterns, arpeggios, sight-reading, ear training, playing solo or with an ensemble and much more. These skills are introduced gradually as the student is ready to absorb new material. It is very important to note that while there is a certain amount of work and study necessary when learning an instrument, it should always remain a “fun” thing to do.

If you are interested in improving your musical skills or just starting out please contact Rich and we will get you started toward reaching your goals.
Rich has over thirty years playing and instructing experience with specialization in Guitars, Banjo, Ukulele and other stringed instruments. Rich received his degree from the University of Maryland and studied music theory, its practical application to the instrument, improvisation, harmony Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Irvine, CA 92612
In-person lessons
Music:
Drums,
Guitar,
Music Theory, Songwriting

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Drums

I attended Berklee College of Music and have played and taught drums for over thirty years.

Guitar

I attended Berklee College of Music and have studied privately with internationally known teachers such as Charlie Banocus, Hank Wiktorowitz, Jon Damien and Berklee Chairman Larry Bione.

Songwriting

I have studied taught and written songs using progressions, harmonic devices as well as various song forms. Absorbing this information will lead to creating your own music and songs. I studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and have worked privately with internationally known teachers such as Charlie Banocus, Hank Wiktorowitz, Jon Damien and Berklee Chairman Larry Bione.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 0 miles of Irvine, CA 92612.