- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- October 2000
Born in Sherevport, Louisiana, raised in South Kansas City, Mo, Rick C. has been performing music for over 15 years. When he was younger, Rick used to make mischief guitars out of coffee cans and rubber bands, until his Grandmother bought him a nylon string guitar at age 7. Influenced my local Blues, R&B, and Gospel musicians, Rick try to play anywhere a kid on the south side of Kansas City could. As an adolescent, Rick took lessons from Guitar Master Mike Maynard. After graduating Ruskin High with a 4.0 GPA and music scholarships, Rick expand his education into Avila College and UMKC in Music theory and Jazz Studies. Rick also got his name as a sideman playing with many local and regional Blues, Rnb, and Reggae Acts, such as Az-one, Brian Kennedy (R&B), and Matt Ward and Random Tuesday (Blues). After playing around Kansas City, as well Chicago, Nashville, and Austin, Texas, Rick settled in downtown Kansas City to work with the local scene and teach students. He is currently working with Reggae band Born in BAbylon, Seedlove, and Jazz group the Waldo Jazz Collective.
*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back. I would like to find out first what the student like to listen to\ or want to learn to keep their interest. As a Teacher I like to enhance student’s ability to perform, practice, and enjoy their musical experiences, empowering students to be comfortable performing with other artists ,nurture student’s knowledge in guitar fundamentals, and finally, express positive musical values. I tend to guide the student though what musical knowledge they have and help them expand on being a better performer, student and all around human being.
*** Studio Equipment ***
1970's Fender Strat, Jazz Ibanez Hollowbody, 2 guitar amps.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Instrument, Willing to learn, Music to learn
*** Specialties ***
Blues, Jazz, Rock, Reggae, World, Latin, Country, Bluegrass, Swing