Ricardo Hurtado

Ricardo H.

Montrose, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Special Needs Music Instructions for children and adults with diverse disabilities taught by a Licensed Music Therapist Board Certified.
Our passion is to bring clinical-based music experiences and music instructions to individuals who whishes to discover and enhanced their musical skills and strengthen nonmusical functional areas and limitations.
Music lessons can be structure to help promote nonmusical skills such as:
communication and language, social and emotional, cognitive and academics, physical coordination and sensorimotor, impulse control and self regulation,
self care and self esteem.
Populations Served include: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Genetic Disorders, Geriatric.
Whether it is reinforcing fine-motor skills and sensory processing through piano instructions; or improving speech articulation, breath support, self expression and self esteem with singing lessons; or whether it is promoting attention span, memory retention, and daily living skills by engaging in sequence-of-steps song writing activities; or whether it is just to foster fun educational activities to your child, our individualized In-Home Special Education music programs will bring each student an exciting opportunity to experience and discover their artistic and creative self.
All lessons includes the implementation of the instrument's performance techniques, music theory, music staff reading and recital's music repertory.

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Ricardo delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am a licensed music therapist board certified and special needs music instructor. I have been teaching for more than twenty years now. I am also bilingual and speak fluent Spanish.
I enjoy very much structuring the music lesson to be fun, and that will implement all the music education standards including instrument's performance techniques, music theory, music staff reading and recital's music repertory.
For a free consultation please don't hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing and working together with you!


General Music Teacher & Therapy Specialist
Oct 2018 - Present
Education Through Music - LA

Teach general music in the elementary public schools in Los Angeles and oversees the special needs and therapy department in Education Through Music -LA

Music Instructor
Jan 1998 - Present
Ricardo Hurtado School Of Music

Teaching Piano, Guitar, Voice, and Drums for children and adults

Music Teacher and Children Choir Director
Jan 2013 - Dec 2018
Los Ninos Primero

General music education and director of children choir.


Bachelors Degree in Music Therapy
Jan 2010 - Oct 2016
The University of Georgia


English and Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Therapist Board Certified
Oct 2016
The Certification Board for Music Therapist


Music Therapist Professional Licensed
Oct 2018
Georgia Secretary of State

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Working on communication, academics and guitar playing skills, Yes!

Working on social, coordination, focused attention and singing skills through group-based music lessons. So fun!

Working of following direction, gross motor and social skills through group based dance activities. Kids love this!
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