Ric Flauding

Ric F.

Arlington, TX
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have taught all levels (I-4) of theory at colleges & universities (including Berklee College of Music).
I know the common practice form of college teaching well.
If I am tutoring, I stick to what the teacher / program requires (curriculum).
If this is not tutoring I determine what the student want to accomplish by knowing theory and proceed from there - for writing music?, improvisation?, what style / genre?, etc.
I am extremely good at communicating theoretical subjects in a way that can be easily understood (kind of a specialty of mine).
I have also studied Schillinger System (highly advanced theory). I studied it over 7 years (privately) with a student of Joseph Schillnger. I am a certified Schillinger instructor though I do NOT emphasize Schillinger concepts in general teaching.

About Ric F.

I teach music composition-arranging-orchestration-songwriting (music), music tech. (production), theory and all related subjects.
I have taught at 4 colleges (California & Texas).
Masters (MM Composition).
I have also done many guest composer appearances at colleges & universities around the country.
Tutored theory-composition students from Berklee College of Music.
As a professional writer, I have extensive credits including:
The London Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, The Vatican, Plano & Irving Symphony, many recording orchestras and other ensembles in LA, Nashville and other.
My recordings have charted radio, been used in television.
Awards for television scores.
Hundreds of published pieces in printed music (J.W. Pepper, Sheet Music Plus, other).
I have extensive technology (Finale 25.5/DAW(s)/GPO 5/Loops) that I use in production - I know technology well and have taught it at colleges / universities.
I have written literally over 1 thousand pieces of music in just about all genres and ensembles (and can demonstrate that).
I have taught online worldwide for about 7 years. Recent students have included composers from the Transformer Movies (orchestration).
Studied composition & related subjects with Dr. Albert Harris, John Shaffer Smith and many others.
I am not a purely "academic" oriented musician. Most of my work has been in the music industry, but (as shown above), I have also worked a lot in academia and know that world well to council students if they are involved in higher education.


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I had my first lesson with Ric last week and it was great! I look forward to my future lessons with him. He is a great teacher as well as a very accomplished musician, composer and many more attributes.

Posted Nov 24, 2015
Cosima Y.

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.

Posted Mar 6, 2014

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Jan 1972 - Present

Flauding Music

Wrote music for hundreds of recording sessions and live performance in primarily the LA area. I still continue to write for projects recorded in LA, Nashville and other. My printed music is distributed by J.W. Pepper, Sheet Music Plus, Penders Music and others.

Instructor of Music
Aug 2014 - Aug 2018

Weatherford College

Instructor-Conductor. Instructor of Composition & Theory. Commissioned: Composer-Arranger.

Instructor of Music
Jan 2009 - Jan 2013

Southwestern Seminary

Composition / Music Technology.

Instructor of Music
Jan 1997 - Jan 2000

Biola University

Composition / Orchestration / Film Scoring.

Instructor of Music Technology (Production)
Jan 1988 - Jan 1990

College of the Desert

Taught Music Technology (Production).


MM Music Composition
Jan 2010 - Jan 2014

Southwestern Seminary

Jan 2009 - Jan 2014

Private Study (Berklee, UCLA, USC)



Professional Proficiency


Schillinger Studies
Jan 1990

Schillinger Society

Studied Schillinger Studies (theory) in depth for over 7 years with a student of Joseph Schillinger.


Jan 2000



College Music Society, The
Jan 2012
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
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
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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