Rick Cragg

Rick C.

Willingboro, NJ

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Rick delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 7 to 70

Teaching since:
April 1976

Over 20 years teaching experience on guitar. Skilled in all styles of music. Achieved honors at the Burlington County College. Studied with guitar virtuoso’s Joe Sgro, Joe Federico, and Tom Giacabetti. Been performing in bands for over eighteen years playing clubs, weddings, TV, and studio recordings. Owned and operated New Horizon School of Music. Developed and wrote an instruction book for guitar “The Art of Guitar.” Strengths include composing, music theory, ear training, and singing. Great ability to motivate others, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills. Conducts two guitar recitals every year. Teaches rock and jazz improvisation. Currently teaching 70 students a week.

*** Lesson Details ***
All lessons are geared to the students personal interests.
Here is a sampling of a lesson program.

Course of study:
Songs- Student will learn to play their favorite songs
Technique - scales and arpeggios
Sight reading - all positions and rhythms
Chords - all forms inversions and substitutions
Music Theory- Chord construction, intervals, harmonization
Improvisation- How to create a great guitar & bass solo, all styles
Composition - How to form chord patterns and riff motifs
Transcription - How to analyze and chart any song
Finger picking - classical, folk, jazz, and rock styling
Chord Melody- how to voice melody lines using chords

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full PA System, Fender, Roland, and Peavy Amps. Steel String Acoustic, Classical, Semi hollow ody, and Solid body electric. Bass,

*** Travel Equipment ***
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Electric Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Electric Bass
Amplifier

*** Specialties ***
Student will learn to play their favorite songs.
I have written a book named the Art of Guitar.
Progressive Guitar Book
Mel Bay Bass Guitar Method
Practical Theory Complete - Alfred Pub.
Aaron Sherer Classical guitar method
Rock,jazz,classical,blues,fingerpicking, bottle neck slide
Group guitar lessons
Rock Band classes
Guitar recitals

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Photos & Videos

Classical Love Song
Green Day Cover Song
George Benson Cover Song
Jeff Beck Cover Song
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