- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8 to 75 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- July 1983
I HAVE OVER 30 YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE. I TEACH ORGAN AND HOW TO PLAY AND ARRANGE MUSIC ON MANY OF THE ELECTRONIC KEYBOARDS. I ENJOY WORKING WITH BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS. I AM STRONG ON MUSIC THEORY AND FUNDEMENTALS. TO BECOME A GOOD STUDENT YOU HAVE TO BUILD A FOUNDATION ONE STEP AT A TIME. I DO USE DIFFERENT APPROACHES IN TEACHING DEPENDING ON WHERE THE STUDENT WANTS TO GO.
I WOULD BE WILLING TO TALK WITH PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS TO MAKE SURE IT WOULD BE A GOOD FIT FOR BOTH OF US.
ALL LESSONS ARE PRIVATE AND IN YOU HOME.
HAD MY OWN PRIVATE TEACHING PRACTICE GIVING ORGAN, PIANO AND KEYBOARD LESSONS. MUSIC ADVISORS ALSO GAVE LESSONS IN ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRIC GUITAR.
PLAYED IN ROCK BANDS, GENERAL BUSINESS AND WEDDING BANDS UNTIL 1998. CURRENTLY PLAYING IN A TWO MAN BAND DOING ALL KINDS OF FUNCTIONS.
CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING.
Sep 1974 - Jun 1989
BALDWIN PIANO AND ORGAN CO.
WHILE WORKING FOR THE BALWIN CO, I WAS IN CHARGE OF THE MUSIC INSTRUCTION PROGRAM. I DEVELOPED PROGRAMS FOR BEGINNERS THROUGH ADVANCED IN MUSIC THEORY AND ORGAN AND KEYBOARD LESSONS.
TOOK CLASSES SPONSERED BY THE SALEM YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE IN 1994. IN ORDER TO COACH YOU HAD TO TAKE AND PASS THIS COURSE. I PASSED THE COURSE AND WENT ON TO COACH 13 TO 15 YEAR OLDS BOYS THE FUNDEMENTALS OF BASKETBALL AND HOW TO PLAY.
COACHED SALEM LITTLE LEAGUE BASBALL FROM 1990 THROUGH 1994. WORKED WITH BOYS AND GIRLS IN THE 9 THROUGH 13 AGE GROUP.
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I took organ lessons from Richard for 4 1/2 years..Rich is a very good instructor...he would start each lesson going over what we worked on last week, move to music theory, teach me new material, technique, chords, melody...a complete music experience...when I left for the army, Rich continues to come to my families home to teach my mom organ for several years. Great Teacher...very knowledgeable...nice person. I would recommend Richard to anyone interested in learning the organ. Rob P.+ Read More
I have been taking keyboard and organ lessons from Richard for the past 4 years. He is professional, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about music and teaching. His approach to teaching is building a foundation and building concept upon concept. He knows his stuff, and is a true professional!!!+ Read More
I am so pleased to have Richard teaching my 8 year old daughter how to play electronic piano. He is a very educated in his profession. My daughter looks forward to her lesson each week. I can see that she enjoys her lesson and Rich makes it fun for her while she is learning. He often stays a few minutes longer than he should to make sure my daughter understands her lesson
I TOOK ORGAN LESSONS FROM RICHARD FOR 5 YEARS. HE IS A TRUE PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN AND MUSIC TEACHER. HE GAVE ME ALL THE TOOLS AND THEORY I NEEDED TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIST AND THE KEYBOARD PLAYER I AM TODAY.
MY son has been taking keyboard lessons from Richard for the last year. We are very pleased the way Richard works with our son and keeps him eager to learn. Richard is very good with my son and is a patient man. His teaches a method that is tailored to the individual student.
My younger daughter also likes music and I will be starting her with Richard in the summer months on beginning piano.
Richard has been my organ and keyboard teacher since I was age 7. Being 30 years old now, I can say he is a great instructor with clear direction. He is very knowledgeable and has a real passion. Highly recommend his teaching services!