Richard Diaferio

Richard D.

Waterbury, CT
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Lesson Details

Classical Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

The classical guitar (also known as concert guitar, classical acoustic, nylon-string guitar, or Spanish guitar) is the member of the guitar family used in classical music. It is an acoustical wooden guitar with strings made of nylon, rather than the metal strings used in acoustic and electric guitars.

You will learn how to play the classical guitar. Lessons you will learn is how to hold the guitar, move your fingers, play melodies, exercises and learn compositions. Also you will learn the basics like rhythm notation, time signatures, reading tablature, fretboard diagrams and reading notations. All styles and lessons will include the basics.

Composition example first part.

Baroque

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About

Richard delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 80

Teaching since:
January 1990

I started learning how to play the guitar around 15 years old. I have over 36 years experience. I took lessons for three years of reading, writing tab and notations, chord charts, melodies, classical guitar, soloing, taping, techniques, song learning, ear training and transposing. From the songs, I've learned to play the rhythm and solo. Over the years, I self taught myself guitar by listening to my favorite artist. I played in local bands for many years and performed in venue's in my home town. When I play in bands, I'm always labeled the lead guitar player of the group. I would help everyone out with their parts and timing. I have recording experience in the studio as much as my home studio using Steinburg's Cubase. I took a music theory course and received a certificate.

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Experience

Guitar Teacher
Jan 1985 - Present
Private Lessons

Taught guitar, bass and piano


Education

Guitar
Oct 1981 - Oct 1984
Private Lessons with Ed Arrello

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music Theory
Apr 1994
Jim Sutton Institute of Guitar

Guitar music theory course for guitar players

Affiliations

BMI
Sep 2016

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Photos & Videos

Shaded Mirror performs at the Y Rock Showcase June 26, 2010 we supported the YMCA charity public event.
Dio Tribute/Cancer Benefit at Toad's Place New Haven, Ct. July 22, 2011. I played in a group called Shaded Mirror.

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Dio Tribute/Cancer Benefit at Toad's Place New Haven, Ct. July 22, 2011. I played in a group called Shaded Mirror.
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Garrett Sep 30, 2016
Guitar · In home

My time with Rich was really strong. I took lessons from Rich for a short while when living in Connecticut. The time I spent with him was VERY helpful to me as a novice guitar player. Rich has an unbelievable knowledge of the instrument and is quite an accomplished player. He is a really strong instructor and genuinely wants his students to get better.

In short, Rich is a very talented instructor/player and I would definitely take lessons from him again.

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