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Rick I.

Independence, OH

$60/hour

Guitar tutor

In-person lessons

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About Rick

GUITAR TUTOR
I have played guitar since age 8 and began teaching guitar over 25 years ago. As a performer I have played over 2,000 engagements both as a member of a six-piece horn band and as an instrumental acoustic guitarist.

Teaching has been equally important and even more gratifying. I get great satisfaction knowing that I have made a difference in people's lives as I see their skill levels and confidence increase dramatically because of my teaching and their dedication. It's a partnership. I only accept students who are serious about learning guitar and are willing to commit to at least 15-30 minutes of daily practice. It has to be a priority.

My students range from children (ages 8+ up) to adults to senior citizens. I even taught my son guitar starting age 13. He's now 25 years old and is an accomplished guitarist and studio musician.

I am flexible in my teaching style. If a student wants a more formal approach, I can teach them how to properly read music and play guitar. If formal is not their thing and they just want to strum the chords and riffs of their favorite songs, or learn to improvise, we can go there also.

Whether a student is brand new to playing or just wants to brush up on the basics, they have found the right place. My motto is: “Let's have some fun!” Taking that approach helps both my students and I look forward to their weekly lessons. I aim to please!


PUBLIC SPEAKING TUTOR
In life there are occasions where we have to make special speeches, business presentations, toasts and even eulogies. I recognize that the thought of speaking in public may terrify you. The good news is: I can help you!

I have taught introductory public speaking classes at Bowling Green State University and at The University of Akron. Additionally, I have done multi-media marketing presentations about the music of the Beatles at over 50 venues including chambers of commerce, libraries, private clubs and businesses

Whether your needs are immediate or long-term, my goal is to make you look and sound good in front of your friends, families and co-workers. By combining classroom instruction with 30+ years as a professional marketer and presenter, I can help you develop content and coach you on your body language & overall presentation skills.

I provide one-on-one teaching in my Independence, OH, studio on speeches, toasts, introductions and announcements for the following occasions: Weddings; Wakes / Memorials / Tributes; Bar / Ba Mitzvahs; Awards Presentations; Inductions
Retirements; Class Reunions; Business / Work presentations; Anniversaries; and Birthdays.

With a little guidance, I can help you present yourself in the proper fashion when the occasion requires nothing less.
GUITAR TUTOR
I have played guitar since age 8 and began teaching guitar over 25 years ago. As a performer I have played over 2,000 engagements both as a member of a six-piece horn band and as an instrumental acoustic guitarist.

Teaching has been equally important and even
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Independence, OH 44131
In-person lessons
Music:
Guitar
English:
Public Speaking
Business:
Public Speaking

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Guitar

I have played guitar for 40+ years, the last 25 as a professional, having performed over 2000 engagements. I began teaching students over 35 years ago. I started in college and have taught intermittently since then.

Public Speaking

I taught introductory public speaking classes at Bowling Green State University and at The University of Akron. And I presented multi-media marketing programs at over 50 venues including chambers of commerce, libraries, private clubs and businesses. I have a Master's and a Bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University in Speech Communication. I have given numerous speeches and presentations throughout my 30+ year career as a corporate marketer.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rick will travel within 0 miles of Independence, OH 44131.