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Richard C. - Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele Teacher

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$65per hour

Pop Guitar & Banjo Instructor

Richard's lessons:

Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele

Guitar Lessons

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.



Levels
Adv
Specialties
All styles
Ages
2 and Up

Banjo Lessons

Over thirty years playing and instructing experience with specialization in Banjo, Guitars, 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 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 is currently a faculty member in the music department at the Tarbut V’ Torah School and formerly at Concordia University.



Levels
Adv
Ages
4 and Up

Ukulele Lessons

Over thirty years playing and instructing experience with specialization in Ukulele, Guitars, Banjo 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 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 is currently a faculty member in the music department at the Tarbut V’ Torah School and formerly at Concordia University.



Levels
Adv
Ages
4 and Up

Overview

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 is currently a faculty member in the music department at the Tarbut V’ Torah School and formerly at Concordia University.



Teaching Philosophy

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.

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Education

Composition - Music Theory - Harmony

- Berklee College of Music

Bachelor of Arts

- University of Maryand

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Irvine, CA
Near University of California Irvine
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