Rick Clew

Rick C.

Coraopolis, PA

Lesson Details



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

Teaching since:
January 1991

Hello I am a 1988 graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston Mass. and have been teaching and performing most of my adult life. I reside in Moon Twp PA am married and have a 16 yr old daughter. Music is a great thing for people of all ages! I have passed on the thrill of learning and playing guitar to hundreds of students, something they will have for the rest of their lives, whether as a pro or as a hobby. I am a very personable individual with lots of patience and love to teach guitar and watch my students grow into respectable musicians. I also have my students (when ready) play in a live rock band to experience playing with others


Guitar Bass Instructor
Jan 2010 - Present
Arenas Performing Art Center

Instructor of Guitar/ Bass Also offer live Rock Band Rehearsals

Jan 1989 - Present
Mayhem and Johnny Holiday Band

Currently perform with both bands in Pittsburgh Area

Nov 1989 - Dec 2007
Plum Boro Music

Owned and operated small music business which offered lessons on most instruments student base approx. 120 students per week Guitar lessons about 50% of that total. Also sold small music accessories and instruments


BS Professional Music
Aug 1984 - Aug 1988
Berklee College of Music


Store Finalist
May 2010
Guitar Center

Photos & Videos

Jammin on some Govan!!
Bb blues Emily Remler pretty cool blues with walking bass line !!
Playin some Skynard
Students performing Steve Miller Bands The Stake  Along with our private lessons students are encouraged to participate in the live band.
Photo by Rick C.

Nice rendition of Black Velvet
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3 Reviews

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EILEEN C. Nov 26, 2016
Guitar · In studio

He is a great teacher

Tyler Feb 16, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I took lessons from Rick for about 6 years and I learned everything I needed to know. Probably the best and most thorough instructor around. He'll teach you the guitar inside and out and actually teaches you theory and how to apply it to the guitar, which made me want to take theory classes at my own high school. If you're looking for solid guitar lessons at a reasonable price, Rick is the man to go to!

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Andy Feb 10, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

Rick is the best instructor ever! He has taught me so much about playing the bass guitar in the time that I have taken lessons from him. He has even given me and some of his other pupils the experience of playing in front of a live audience! I highly recommend him.

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