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Rick delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 15 to 70

Teaching since:
January 2001

I am a graduate of the Musician's Institute in Los Angeles, CA. and have been a professional guitarist for more than 35 years. For more than ten years I have been a Guitar Instructor at Costello Music School, located in the world-famous House of Guitars in Rochester, New York. I am dedicated to teaching my students to learn to play the music they love, using methods that accommodate a wide range of goals and learning styles.

Beginner, intermediate, advanced. Songs, chords, scales, music theory. Rock, Blues, Pop, Country, Folk, Contemporary Christian.


Guitar Teacher
Feb 2004 - Present
Costello School of Music @ The House of Guitars

For more than ten years Rick has been a Guitar Instructor at Costello Music School, located in the world-famous House of Guitars in Rochester, New York. His range of instruction includes classic rock, country, folk, Christian, and contemporary pop. Rick's roster of students has included children as young as 7 years old, housewives, doctors, businessmen, retirees, and a hearty list of high school students, including one who, after studying with Rick, was granted a full scholarship at the Eastman School Music, and who is currently touring the world as a professional guitarist.

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Proprietor, Creative Director
Sep 2000 - Oct 2013
Precipice Studio

As Proprietor and Creative Director at Precipice Studio, Rick composed, produced and recorded original production music for numerous clients such as Disney, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Give Back a Smile Foundation, Electronic Transactions Association, and many others. Precipice Studio is also the label through which Rick engineered and produced several of his own full-length CDs, including "Behind the Curtain," and "Songs of Iris & Lily," which was commissioned as a companion product for the international bestselling novel series, "Iris & Lily."

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Certificate in Guitar Performance and Composition.
Sep 1978 - Sep 1979
Musicians Institute

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