Bass Guitar

Levels Taught: Beginner - Intermediate

My Bass Lessons are comprehensive and are tailored to all ages.Whether you are a beginning bass student looking to learn the fundamentals and basics of the bass or an intermediate bassist seeking to expand you vocabulary and techniques.I can help You meet your goals.We can learn whatever you would like to learn.

About Rick P.

Background Check: Last verified 10/31/2013
Rick passed a background check on 10/31/2013 that included the following:
  • National Criminal Record Check
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Male Ages Taught: 7 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 7 to 99


I been playing the guitar professionally for over 20 years. In that time I had the good fortune to perform and record with some really good musicians. I've played in various bands ranging from rock to jazz and flamenco. I received my bachelor's degree in recording engineer and record producer from LBCC.

I'm currently a Guitar Teacher for different music schools and have a number of private students as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
NEW :GUITAR LAB PLUS MUSIC CREATOR 6 SOFTWARE; Learn how to use GUITAR PRO 6,Basic PRO TOOLS RECORDING and FL STUDIO 10 (Fruit Loops)I will show you how to do things the best way from the start. We will pick up the best book for your level, there are too many to list just one. Also: alternate picking, sweep picking, tapping, two hand tapping, tremolo picking, finger picking, arpeggios, string skipping, modes, drop "D", drop "C" tunings and more... styles include: Neoclassical, metal, rock, blues, jazz, gypsy jazz, acoustic, classical, flamenco and more...

*** Studio Equipment ***
NEW JUST ADDED: GUITAR LAB AND MUSIC CREATOR 6 SOFTWEAR; SOFTWARE: M-AUDIO PRO TOOLS,GUITAR PRO6 AND FL STUDIO 10 (FRUIT LOOPS) . Located in Specious one room of a three bedroom condo, Marshall amps, Jackson, Dean, ESP,Takamine, Epiphone and Ovation guitars, use a plasma TV, guitar pro software, keyboard, recording.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar and amps. books.
Student: metronome and tuner.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching: 7 & 8 string guitar, neoclassical, metal, blues, jazz , gypsy jazz, acoustic, flamenco and classical. Music Theory and recording.

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Guitar Teacher Jan 2007 - Dec 2009
Taylor-Robinson Music

Guitar and Bass Guitar Teacher

Guitar Teacher Nov 2002 - Dec 2006

Guitar & Bass Guitar Teacher

Recording Engineer Jan 1997 - Dec 2001
Headway Music Complex/Orange County California

Record,Edit Manipulate mixes or master sounds.
Post Production.Worked with Artist and Record Producers creative vision making artistic and technical decisions.


Bachelor's degree in Recording Engineering and Record Production Sep 1991 - May 1994
Long Beach City College

Languages Spoken

Spanish Professional Proficiency


Certificate of Excellence Aug 2006

Student Preparation Summer Music Recital

Certificate of Appreciation Dec 2005

Private Music Instruction and Dedication to The Students


Music Recital Award Aug 2005
High Achievement Award Dec 2004


Music Teachers National Associations Jan 2014

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers May 2001

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.

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by First rate instructor - fabulous I'm a 50 something music student who loves guitar but has no particular talent. Rick has been patient with me and his lessons have improved my playing after a short time. I'm playing songs that I would otherwise never attempt. November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Bass Guitar Instructor! Rick has been my son's bass guitar teacher for the last year. We are impressed with his genuine care and concern for our 17 year old son as a person and a bass guitar player. He always works with us and our schedule considering we have to make a 30-40 minute drive across San Antonio for his lessons. We highly recommend Rick for both his great character qualities as well as his guitar instructor expertise! July 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick is an exceptional instructor!!! i could not have asked for a better instructor. i am a "no nothing" about music person. Rick is encouraging, kindhearted, and sincere. Even when i dont make much progress he still cheers me on. He gives me the will to learn this guitar, for it is very hard for me. if you dont know a thing about music, or you just want a great guy teaching you good music, Rick is the one for you. Keep up the GREAT WORK. May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick is great Rick is a great teacher, he listens and makes this new process really fun February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick is very knowledgable, patient and flexible. He readily adeapts to your learning style and offers constructive pointers in a friendly manner. January 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lessons I really appreciate Rick's lessons. He is very patient and makes learning easy. I have and will continue to recomend him and get his name out there. Thank you November 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous! Rick is not only an expert guitar player, he is an excellent TEACHER of guitar. His patience and skill are awesome! October 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Definitely Reccomended I started guitar lessons with Rick as a complete begginer. He is extremely patient and knowledgeable. He listens to what kind of music you would like to learn and makes it a reality. July 27, 2011