RICHARD TARDIFF

RICHARD T.

Salisbury, MA
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Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced teacher of 30 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano and keyboard students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!
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About

RICHARD passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
RICHARD delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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.

Experience

PRIVATE ORGAN AND KEYBOARD TEACHER
Sep 1989 - Mar 2000
MUSIC ADVISORS INC. CO OWNER

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.

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HEAD OF THE MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
Sep 1985 - May 1989
BALDWIN PIANO AND ORGAN CO.

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.

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Education

MUSIC THEORY AND ARRANGEMENT.
Jun 1971 - Jun 1973
BERKLEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN BUSINESS
Sep 1968 - Jun 1970
BRYANT & STRATTON, BOSTON MA.

Languages

ENGLISH
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

COACHING YOUTH BASKETBALL
Aug 1994
RECREATIONAL YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE. SALEM, MA

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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CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING.
May 1974
BALDWIN PIANO AND ORGAN CO.

Affiliations

Boy Scouts of America
Mar 1966

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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Photos & Videos

PLAYING A SOLO PERFORMANCE.

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ANOTHER GREAT TIME PLAYING FOR THE COUNCIL ON AGING IN SALEM, MA.

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TAKING A REQUEST AT A DANCE!

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6 Reviews

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Rob P. Apr 8, 2018
Organ · In home

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.

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Sara Mar 28, 2018
Organ · In home

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!!!

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Linda Mar 27, 2018
Piano · In home

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
Great Teacher,

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GLENDA Mar 27, 2018
Organ · In home

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.
THANKS AGAIN,
GLENDA

Patricia Mar 27, 2018
Piano · In home

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.

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Angela Mar 25, 2018
Organ · In home

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!

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