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Riley M.

Experienced Music Pro Available to Give Lessons

Experienced Music Pro Available to Give Lessons

$60/hour

  • 108 hours tutoring

About Riley


Bio

I am a professional producer and guitarist with 20+ years of experience recording, playing and teaching. I have a passion for music -- especially the guitar -- and love to pass on my excitement and knowledge to others.

Available to teach students of all ages and levels of proficiency in guitar, music theory and production. I want to teach students what THEY want to learn and always looking for the best personalized method for the individual.

I am equally comfortable teaching on both...

I am a professional producer and guitarist with 20+ years of experience recording, playing and teaching. I have a passion for music -- especially the guitar -- and love to pass on my excitement and knowledge to others.

Available to teach students of all ages and levels of proficiency in guitar, music theory and production. I want to teach students what THEY want to learn and always looking for the best personalized method for the individual.

I am equally comfortable teaching on both ACOUSTIC and ELECTRIC guitar. I specialize in showing students on electric guitar how to use amps, effects and recording techniques. I also work out of a commercial recording studio in Brooklyn where students can take lessons and earn free recording time by building up lesson hours.

I have been playing professionally for over two decades with lots of experience touring and recording in studios. I've performed live on national TV/radio and had my music appear on HBO, PBS, NPR, Netflix, DirecTV, and national TV commercials in the US and UK.

I am well versed in Music Theory, Composition, Arranging, and Production. I've produced and played on hundreds of recordings and currently own and operate a professional recording studio.

My experience and skill on the guitar coupled with the ability to listen to what a student wants and needs makes me a unique and valuable teacher. Let's talk and figure out how I can help you be the best guitarist you can be.


Education

John Carroll University
Political Science

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Cancellations made less than 36 hours prior to lesson start time may be charged full lesson rate subject to tutor's discretion.
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/11/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

I have worked as a professional producer and engineer since 2000. In this time, I've worked on hundreds of recordings from a wide spectrum of artists in many distinctive styles and featuring a huge array of instruments - including drums, electric bass, upright bass, electric and acoustic guitars, cello, violin, sax, trumpet, clarinet, piano, and vocals just to name a few.

Music

General Music,

General Music

I've been working as a professional composer, producer and musician since 1996.
Guitar,

Guitar

I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and am well versed in many styles and sounds. I have performed live consistently since the 90's and have credits as a guitarist on hundreds of recorded songs.
Music Production,

Music Production

I have worked as a professional producer and engineer since 2000. In this time, I've worked on hundreds of recordings from a wide spectrum of artists in many distinctive styles and featuring a huge array of instruments - including drums, electric bass, upright bass, electric and acoustic guitars, cello, violin, sax, trumpet, clarinet, piano, and vocals just to name a few.
Music Theory

Music Theory

I have been a musician and music producer for over twenty years. I have performed as a guitarist internationally, composed music for film/tv, produced recordings for hundreds of songwriters and bands and taught guitar to students of various ages and skill levels. I am well versed in music harmony and theory and apply it in my daily professional life through composition, music production, live performance and as a guitar tutor.

Examples of Expertise


Riley has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (56 ratings)
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Customizes lesson to what you need

Riley doesn't have a set of lessons he walks through with each student but rather customizes each lesson to what each student needs. He also breaks down each skill of playing to its own thing so each part can easily be mastered and blended with the others. I highly recommend Riley.

Matt, 3 lessons with Riley

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Riley has definitely helped me improve greatly over 3 sessions. I am grateful for his expertise and patience with me. Even when I think I'm doing terrible and not improving, he quickly reassures me without hesitation. He is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend him to anyone. I will definitely continue to have him as a teacher for my guitar lessons.

Michael, 11 lessons with Riley

Excellent Teacher

Riley has been able to break down the fundamentals of guitar in a way that is very easy to understand, which has greatly accelerated my progress. He is patient, fun and easy to learn from. I strongly recommend Riley to anyone wanting to learn guitar or sharpen their skills.

Marc, 6 lessons with Riley

great first lesson

I am so happy, Riley is taking what I know from the piano and helping me to finally, at 42, begin to understand the music theory, I feel so confidant that I am finally going to learn to play the guitar.

Bella, 9 lessons with Riley

Excellent teacher

During the pandemic, I wanted to make sure my child could continue learning guitar while away from his advanced jazz band for several months. My son has unique challenges because he is self-taught, and he needed a teacher who could meet his needs. Riley has been amazing at providing exactly what a student needs, and helping him to grow from where he is at. This is rare, since many music teachers I have encountered seem more rigid in their ways. We are blessed to have found such an adaptable teacher who is so encouraging and knowledgeable. My son is continuing with his jazz guitar knowledge, but most importantly he continues to love playing. Riley is highly recommended!!

Yasmeen, 32 lessons with Riley

First Lesson W Riley was awesome

Learning the basics of scale and chord theory, gave me some really good homework to work on before my next lesson Definitely will take more work to get to where I need to be but I look forward to the journey

Andrew, 2 lessons with Riley
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$60/hour

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Riley M.

$60/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Riley

Response time: 5 hours