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Pop Guitar & Banjo Instructor - Richard C

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.



Jazz Music Lessons - Calvin A
Jazz Music LessonsCosta Mesa, CA

As a teacher, I have worked with of many ages and backgrounds. One of my students, Skylar Stecker, has gone on to become a successful major label recording artist. I Recently had the opportunity to tour with her as her guitarist and pianist.I have studied, performed and taught music for over 10 years. I hold a B.A. in music from USC. My professional experience as a musician and teacher has led me to many areas of the music business. I've worked as an apprentice to several established film composers and arrangers and have had the opportunity work with Lionel Hampton New York Big Band, Metropole Orchestra, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Clayton Brothers, Rachelle Farrell, Michael Buble, and Charles Aznavour. I play guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, banjo as well as write music.*** Lesson Details *** I am extremely patient and firmly believe that anybody can learn to play music.I try to keep my teaching philosophy simple. We figure out your musical goals and aspirations and carve out a path to achieving them. Along the way I will try to illuminate how the path to attaining your goals and aspirations is best taken at an enjoyable, relaxed pace and with a strong work ethic.I always prepare for your lessons based on your interests, integrating relevant books and videos, creating handouts tailored to what we are studying in order to maintain clarity.*** Specialties *** Any style you prefer (Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, Jazz, Bluegrass, etc.)