Richard Diaferio

Richard D.

Waterbury, CT
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Lesson Details

Country Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I can teach you how to play the guitar in many style's. Blues, jazz, country, rock, punk rock, modern rock, classical guitar, bass guitar, metal and thrash. You will learn chords, scales, solo's, taping, arpeggios, technique and exercises, composing and more. You will have the option to learn songs from your favorite artist. I have the patients to show you fingering and picking as we play along with the song. I will show you tips on playing, programs, recording equipment, guitar and amp tips as well.
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About

Richard delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 18 to 80

Teaching since:
January 1990

I started learning how to play the guitar around 15 years old. I have over 35 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 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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1 Review

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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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