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First of all, I would like to say I am looking for committed beginning students that want to study classical guitar (both application and theory). Classical guitar (guitars with nylon strings and wider neck) is such a beautiful instrument; and classical music is very soothing, peaceful and can be therapeutic as it is bound to put you in a state of relaxation. The first exercises in the lesson books are short "songs" you will want to play over and over again.
Beginner to intermediate.
Classical guitar requires heavy emphasis on
fundamentals, such as proper sitting position, rest strokes and free strokes, etc., as well as theory and overall practicing technique.
Guitarist-Composer Ric F. began his music career as a recording session musician and performer in southern California. He studied with jazz guitarist Barney Kessel, Horace Hatchett (jazz), Ted McKown (classical), Ricardo de Escobal (flamenco) and Ron Middlebrook (general).
Ric studied composition-theory with many teachers including Pulitzer Prize nominated Dr. Albert Harris. Ric is completing an MM in composition and has taught at Biola University, SW Seminary as well as tutoring theory students online from Berklee College of Music and others. He also completed the UCLA Film Scoring program winning awards for his picture scoring as well as from Billboard Magazine, American Song Festival, and ASCAP. Ric’s “Letters” album was a pre-nomination Grammy candidate.
Ric has performed and composed music for recordings ranging from the London Symphony Orchestra to Megadeth. His recordings have charted radio and have been featured in television and film. Ric’s recordings have included ...
I teach my classical guitar students using the Christopher Parkening Method. I will give you technique exercises, note reading exercises and theory on the neck. My advanced students can work on arranging for solo guitar and original compositions
I use my own method for my younger students, concentrating on fun and recognizable single line melodies.
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