Ric F.

Ric F.

1 Review
Arlington, TX

About Ric F.

Ric teaches: Males 18 and up
Females 18 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1990
Last sign in: Within a month
Average response time: 11 hours

Overview

I teach guitar in my Arlington, TX studio and online with students worldwide. I am also Instructor of Guitar at Weatherford College and have taught at SW Seminary, Biola University and other colleges and conservatories. I have tutored students from Berklee College of Music, Liberty University and others.
I teach all styles and excel in areas of improvisation (jazz, popular).
My clients have included many well-known musicians such as Dave Mustaine from Metallica-Megadeth.
I am also the author of "Guitar Tips" which has received endorsements from American Idol, The Voice and other guitar books published by Centerstream/Columbia Pictures Publications.
I am active as a performer in the DFW area performing with the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. Joshua Experience Big Band and others. I have also performed with the Fort Worth Symphony.

Approach:
I do not have a “one size fits all” teaching approach. These are private lessons and lessons are based on what the student wants to accomplish. I have students of multiple styles and all ages.
For my general students I use a number of books depending on several things. I use one primary book and supplement it with other materials.
For my classical & finger-style students I use the Frederick Noad or Christopher Parkening books or others such as "Fingerstyle Guitar From Scratch" (Bruce Emory).
For my improvisational based students (jazz, rock, blues) we work on physical technique and theoretical knowledge. I am a firm believer in the concept that “your hands will work about as good as what your head knows”. I use several books including the Berklee series.
I try to make sure students are learning and having fun playing music. I use all kinds of technology to help including digital-audio-workstations and scoring programs to create audio examples for students.
Some of my students are involved in church music that I also help them with as I have many years in church music.

I prefer students who are serious about keeping their scheduled lesson commitment.

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Experience

Instructor of Jazz-Contemporary-Worship Guitar Aug 2014 - Present
Weatherford College

I am now teaching guitar @ Weatherford College.

Instructor: Composition-Guitar Jan 1997 - Jan 2000
Biola University

Education

MM Music (completing) Music Composition Jan 2010 - Present
Southwestern Seminary
MM Composition Jan 2009 - Jan 2014
Southwestern Seminary
Music Composition. Jan 2000 - Jan 2007
Private

Languages Spoken

English Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Schillinger Studies (Theory) Jan 2000
Schillinger Society

I studied Schillinger Studies in depth for over 5 years with a student of Joseph Schillinger.

Awards

Many... Jan 2000
Various...

Affiliations

College Music Society, The Jan 2012
CMS

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

Texas Music Educators Association Jan 2012
TMEA

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Jan 1990
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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1 Review on Ric F.

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Cosima Y. Mar 6, 2014
An excellent teacher who loves to see his students excel

Several years ago I was privileged to have Ric contribute his talent to my CD project. He is an amazing musician and a gentleman!

Ric is an excellent teacher and musician who genuinely desires to impart his expertise to those he teaches. He is relevant and experienced. His vast musical knowledge and sphere of influence are a tremendous asset to the music community with years of experience and a sincere attitude that is infectious.

I am highly confident that all Ric's student will be treated with great care and service and I highly recommend and appreciate Ric.