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I teach the basics of theory; playing (or learning) an instrument is pretty much mandatory - your creative mind and imagination will do the rest! :)
I can teach a student to write and compose songs in many styles. I can also give suggestion on developing lyrical ideas and progressions.
all styles including jazz, gospel, pop, rb, classical
Ric studied guitar with jazz legend Barney Kessel and Horace Hatchett, classical and flamenco guitar with Ted McKown and Ricardo de Escobal. Traditional & contemporary composition-arranging-orchestration-theory with Dr. Albert Harris, Bryant McKernon, John Shaffer Smith, Dr. Peter Odegard, James Drew, Tom Kubis, Dr. Lloyd Rogers, Dr. William (Mac) Davis. Ric has also taken private lessons with Roy Harris, Halsey Stevens and Leonard Stein.
Ric completed the Film Scoring program at UCLA on a ASCAP Scholarship and is completing his Masters in composition. He has also studied classical and jazz piano as well as conducting.
Ric has taught composition, arranging, music theory (both traditional and contemporary) music technology at a number of institutions including Biola University, Southwestern Seminary and College of the Desert. He has tutored students from Berklee College of Music, Liberty Univ. and others. He is also certified to teach Schillinger studies.
Ric is an award winning ...
While there's no magic formula for writing songs, there are certain constructs to follow to make your songs better. You'll gain insights I've gained over years of writing and researching how songs are constructed. I'll share what I've been told by the hit makers.
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