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Richard C.

Irvine, California

Learn the guitar your way with original lessons from an experienced music teacher

Students can expect an "original" lesson based on they way they learn. Some students absorb material from reading music or tablature while others respond in an auditory way or "by ear." What ever the style in all cases leaning an instrument should be a fun thing to do. The best.
About Richard C.

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied privately with great teachers as well as at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have also performed at the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, The Bakersfield Jazz Festival and numerous club dates and private functions throughout New York, New England and California. *** Lesson Details *** Students will experience an "original" lesson based on how they learn. Some students benefit most from a visual standpoint reading music or tab while others learn best by an auditory or hearing approach. We will explore what works best for you. Whether its blues, rock jazz or other styles, we will find the best avenue to progress toward your goals. At the same time I believe it should always be a fun thing to do! *** Studio Equipment *** Guitars - Drums - Banjo - Amplifiers - Piano - Accordion - Ukes and other assorted instruments *** Specialties *** Depending on student interest, I teach numerous styles (Rock, Blues Jazz improvisation) by reading music or by ear. Some students are more visual while others are auditory learners. Whichever is best for the student.

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 1983

Bachelor of Arts

Age: 4+

Speaks English

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Bass Guitar
Bluegrass Guitar
Blues Guitar
Classical Guitar
Country Guitar
Flamenco Guitar
Music Theory
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
Teaches Online
Teaches Online

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Teacher's studio

Richard is amazing! Incredibly knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and kind. He is great at finding lessons that match your needs and interests. His studio is comfortable and inviting. I feel like I've come a long way in my playing and love of guitar thanks to him. Highly recommend!

Posted May 16, 2023
Teacher's studio

Very personable, so always enjoy that and lessons are helpful. Only mild critique is I wish there was a small gap (~5 minutes) between customers.

Posted Apr 20, 2023
Teacher's studio

Richard was very informative and patient with our 5 year old son. He can’t wAit for his next lesson.

Posted Mar 18, 2023
Jan 1985 - Present
Rich Cozzi Music
I have taught and performed on a variety of different instruments (guitar, banjo, ukulele, drums) and styles for over thirty years. Performances include the Cape Cod and Bakersfield Jazz Festivals, the Sweet & Hot Festival in Los Angeles and numerous club and private functions throughout California, New York, Florida and New England.
Music Teacher
Jan 1970 - Present
Concordia University - Tarbut V' Torah - Private Studio - Online
Over 30 years teaching and performing experience. Performed at Music festivals, studio recordings as well as clubs and private functions.
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 1972 - Dec 1980
University of Maryland & Berklee College of Music - Boston
Bachelor's Degree
Jan 1972 - Dec 1979
University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
Native Proficiency
Bachelor of Liberal Arts - Berklee College of Music
Jun 1976
University of Maryland
College degree from University of Maryland and studied at the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston
Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2004
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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