Rick P.

Rick P.

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San Antonio, TX

About Rick P.

Background check: Last verified 10/31/2013
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Rick teaches: Males 7 and up
Females 7 and up
Teaching since: September 1990
Last sign in: 5 days ago
Average response time: 4 hours

Overview

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.

Photos and Videos

SONG LAURA FOR YAMAHA SIX STRING THEORY CONTEST 2011

Experience

Guitar Teacher Jan 2007 - Dec 2009
Taylor-Robinson Music

Guitar and Bass Guitar Teacher

Guitar Teacher Nov 2002 - Dec 2006
HAND ON MUSIC SCHOOL

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.

Education

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

Languages Spoken

Spanish Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Excellence Aug 2006
HANDS ON MUSIC SCHOOL

Student Preparation Summer Music Recital

Certificate of Appreciation Dec 2005
HANS ON MUSIC SCHOOL

Private Music Instruction and Dedication to The Students

Awards

Music Recital Award Aug 2005
HANDS ON MUSIC SCHOOL
High Achievement Award Dec 2004
HANDS ON MUSIC SCHOOL

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association Jan 2014
MTNA

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
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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Jasen W. August 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've been taking lessons from Rick for over 1.5 years and have shown steady improvement thanks to him. He is always prepared and gears the lessons toward the style of music I enjoy playing. He is patient and keeps the lessons at a comfortable pace while also making sure to push me to progress my abilities.
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Chris H. August 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I'm a mid 40's guy who's wanted to play guitar since I was a kid. After a failed attempt in my teens, I hadn't revisited it (unless air-guitar counts) until this year. Fortunately for me, through Take Lessons, I found Rick. He is so very patient, friendly and flexible. The one thing I most enjoy about our lessons is that it's like visiting with a friend for an hour each week - whether we talk about music theory, new guitars or just about our lives, he always is engaged and accessible.

I can't say enough about Rick, he is a very knowledgeable musician, he genuinely cares that you reach your goal and is a really, really pleasant person. If your dream is just to play some of your favorite songs, or to go on to be a professional musician - Rick is definitely who I would recommend.
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Bill B. November 26, 2013
Guitar
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.
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Holly C. July 25, 2013
Bass Guitar
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!
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Tammy L. May 5, 2013
Guitar
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.
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Jeremy J. February 1, 2013
Rick is great

Rick is a great teacher, he listens and makes this new process really fun
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PatF January 10, 2012
Rick is very knowledgable, patient and flexible. He readily adeapts to your learning style and offers constructive pointers in a friendly manner.
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michaeln November 25, 2011
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
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JohnS6 October 6, 2011
Fabulous! Rick is not only an expert guitar player, he is an excellent TEACHER of guitar. His patience and skill are awesome!
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RobertW July 27, 2011
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.