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Richard C.
Irvine, California
Songwriting lessons from a songwriter and teacher with extensive experience
Learn the basics of chord progressions and melody to create your own original music.
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.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1983

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Bachelor of Arts

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Teaches ages 4+

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Richard C.
Irvine, California
Songwriting lessons from a songwriter and teacher with extensive experience
Learn the basics of chord progressions and melody to create your own original music.
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.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1983

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 4+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Teacher's Studio

Great first lesson! Caught on to what I was good at and what I wasn’t as good at really quickly and knew how to help me with what I needed help with instantly. And I had fun!!! Awesome teacher.

Posted May 21, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Richard is helping me learn music theory for the electric bass in a new, and very useful way! It's so helpful to have him teach me the more intricate ways in which the bass works, and I'm so thankful to have more direction with my practice. Super helpful!

Posted May 3, 2022
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Very knowledgeable. Takes the time to explain things, while keying in on where your specific skill set may be. Enjoyed verymuch!

Posted Apr 4, 2022
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Musician/Teacher
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
English
Fluent/ 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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Songwriting
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Teacher's Studio
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Gunnison
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$65
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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