Richard Wynne

Richard W.

Van Nuys, CA

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

Teaching since:
2005

I'm lead vocalist, lead guitarist & songwriter for a well-known touring band with a worldwide fan base. I graduated from George Mason University with Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 50 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun.

Additionally, I've produced, written for multiple billboard charting artists as well as multiple theme songs for shows on Nickelodeon and Fox.
I currently internationally with multiple well known artists as well as teaching about 50 lessons a week.


Since 2014, I have released 15 singles and five EPs and in early 2017 another two EPs. I am currently endorsed by PRS guitars, Elixir Strings, Audix Microphones, Burns Guitars and Basses, and various pedal companies.

I teach my clients in my creative and comfortable home teaching studio as well as my recording studio in North Hollywood where i work with singers, guitarists/bassists, pianists & songwriters, producers, composers in a wide age range, and assorted skill levels with a variety of musical goals.
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Education

Jazz Guitar and Composition
Oct 2009 - Jul 2013
George Mason University

Awards

Highest Honor for Jazz Composition
May 2013
George Mason University
Virginia All State Jazz Band Best Soloist 2009
Sep 2009
James Madison High School

Affiliations

ASCAP
Apr 2005

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

Photos & Videos

A fun little cover video I made, all performed live with a Boss Looper pedal. Guitar solo at 3:13, and then another at 4:35 :)
Photo by Richard W.

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Original song performed and produced by me and my band "BlckBx". Avaialable on Spotify, Apple Music, and various other outlets.
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5 Reviews

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Jeff A May 4, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Had my first lesson with richard last week at His production studio in north hollywood. Was recommended by a friend. Already booked him for the next month. He actually makes me want to practice and shows you how to have fun while doing it. Cool guy, super talented. Also an amazing singer and producer.

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Llewellyn May 4, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Richard is an amazing musician and teacher. He taught 3 of my children to play. All 3 played in High School Band and one of them is now a serious Jazz musician - Graduating from Berkley.

Anne May 4, 2018
Guitar · In home

Richard is a real find; If he has space for you, grab your opportunity and consider yourself fortunate, as is in high demand. Not only does he have raw musical talent, (which will amaze you), he possesses the rare ability to teach. He teaches all ages and all levels of guitar. His patience is endless and his enthusiasm contagious. Everyone raves about him!!

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Frankie E May 4, 2018
Guitar · Online

This guy makes learning and practicing FUN!!!
Fantastic player and even better teacher! I've been trying to learn guitar on and off for years, but I always lose interest somehow or get distracted. Litereally until i started taking with this dude.
Richard is an incredibly enthusiastic musician with a clear and concise "A-B" teaching approach. He created my own custom lesson plan with clear goals for each month to measure my improvements and keep me interested.
He started us off by asking WHY and WHAT I wanted to play. And then thats what we did. As simple as that.
He would teach me every song I wanted to play. I would bring in a song and he would teach it to me on the spot - the instant gratification of making the sounds I wanted to make was so addicting!

Then of course there was the theory!

He has the ability to break down complex musical rules into easily digestable knowledge bites - pulling back the curtain on what I considered "secrets" with soloing, and chords. He always seems to know just what i need to get to the next point in my playing and prevent "plateauing"

Anyway, I'm babbling, but all i can say is i still take from him after 2 years, and I've sent many many many students his way.

Happy Jammmin!

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Tim May 2, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Richard is an outstanding guitarist with a deep musical knowledge of theory, style, expression and music history. His experience ranges from pop to jazz to classic rock to funk to hip hop and whatever is currently happening now in LA. His years of taking lessons from some of the best performers on the guitar really come across in his teaching methods. He not only shows you, he explains the whys and hows to make you really get your playing accross. He can teach you what the pros have done and are doing now. I highly recommend Richard Wynne.

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