Rick Patino

Rick P.

San Antonio, TX
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Levels taught:

    Rick teaches

    7 & Up

    Teaching since

    September 1990

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    Rick passed a background check on 11/07/2014 that included the following:
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    11/7/2014

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    About Rick

    Overview

    I been playing the guitar professionally for over 20 years. In that time I had the good fortune to perform and record with some really good musicians. I've played in various bands ranging from rock to jazz and flamenco. I received my bachelor's degree in recording engineer and record producer from LBCC.

    I'm currently a Guitar Teacher for different music schools and have a number of private students as well.



    *** Lesson Details ***
    NEW :GUITAR LAB PLUS MUSIC CREATOR 6 SOFTWARE; Learn how to use GUITAR PRO 6,Basic PRO TOOLS RECORDING and FL STUDIO 10 (Fruit Loops)I will show you how to do things the best way from the start. We will pick up the best book for your level, there are too many to list just one. Also: alternate picking, sweep picking, tapping, two hand tapping, tremolo picking, finger picking, arpeggios, string skipping, modes, drop "D", drop "C" tunings and more... styles include: Neoclassical, metal, rock, blues, jazz, gypsy jazz, acoustic, classical, flamenco and more...

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    NEW JUST ADDED: GUITAR LAB AND MUSIC CREATOR 6 SOFTWARE: M-AUDIO PRO TOOLS,GUITAR PRO6 AND FL STUDIO 10 (FRUIT LOOPS) . Located in Specious one room of a three bedroom condo, Marshall amps, Jackson, Dean, ESP,Takamine, Epiphone and Ovation guitars, use a plasma TV, guitar pro software, keyboard, recording.

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    Guitar and amps. books.
    Student: metronome and tuner.

    *** Specialties ***
    I specialize in teaching: 7 & 8 string guitar, neoclassical, metal, blues, jazz , gypsy jazz, acoustic, flamenco and classical. Music Theory and recording.

    Photos and Videos

    SONG LAURA FOR YAMAHA SIX STRING THEORY CONTEST 2011

    Experience

    Guitar Teacher

    Jan 2007 - Dec 2009
    Taylor-Robinson Music

    Guitar and Bass Guitar Teacher

    Guitar Teacher

    Nov 2002 - Dec 2006
    HAND ON MUSIC SCHOOL

    Guitar & Bass Guitar Teacher

    Recording Engineer

    Jan 1997 - Dec 2001
    Headway Music Complex/Orange County California

    Record,Edit Manipulate mixes or master sounds.
    Post Production.Worked with Artist and Record Producers creative vision making artistic and technical decisions.

    Education

    Bachelor's degree in Recording Engineering and Record Production

    Sep 1991 - May 1994
    Long Beach City College

    Languages Spoken

    Spanish

    Professional Proficiency

    Certifications

    Certificate of Excellence

    Aug 2006
    HANDS ON MUSIC SCHOOL

    Student Preparation Summer Music Recital

    Certificate of Appreciation

    Dec 2005
    HANDS ON MUSIC SCHOOL

    Private Music Instruction and Dedication to The Students

    Awards

    Music Recital Award

    Aug 2005
    HANDS ON MUSIC SCHOOL

    High Achievement Award

    Dec 2004
    HANDS ON MUSIC SCHOOL

    Affiliations

    Music Teachers National Association

    Jan 2014
    MTNA

    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.

    American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

    May 2001
    ASCAP

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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    15 Reviews on Rick P.

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    Leonard Sgarlata Aug 24, 2015
    Bass Guitar · In studio
    Verified Student
    Rick is a wonderful teacher. I already have some previous music experience, so he is working with me at my level instead of starting me from the beginning. I would definitely recommend him as a teacher.
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    Jasen W. Aug 4, 2014
    Guitar · In studio
    Verified Student
    I've been taking lessons from Rick for over 1.5 years and have shown steady improvement thanks to him. He is always prepared and gears the lessons toward the style of music I enjoy playing. He is patient and keeps the lessons at a comfortable pace while also making sure to push me to progress my abilities.
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    Chris H. Aug 4, 2014
    Guitar · In studio
    Verified Student
    I'm a mid 40's guy who's wanted to play guitar since I was a kid. After a failed attempt in my teens, I hadn't revisited it (unless air-guitar counts) until this year. Fortunately for me, through Take Lessons, I found Rick. He is so very patient, friendly and flexible. The one thing I most enjoy about our lessons is that it's like visiting with a friend for an hour each week - whether we talk about music theory, new guitars or just about our lives, he always is engaged and accessible.

    I can't say enough about Rick, he is a very knowledgeable musician, he genuinely cares that you reach your goal and is a really, really pleasant person. If your dream is just to play some of your favorite songs, or to go on to be a professional musician - Rick is definitely who I would recommend.
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    Bill B. Nov 26, 2013
    Guitar
    Verified Student
    First rate instructor - fabulous

    I'm a 50 something music student who loves guitar but has no particular talent. Rick has been patient with me and his lessons have improved my playing after a short time. I'm playing songs that I would otherwise never attempt.
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    Holly C. Jul 25, 2013
    Bass Guitar
    Verified Student
    Excellent Bass Guitar Instructor!

    Rick has been my son's bass guitar teacher for the last year. We are impressed with his genuine care and concern for our 17 year old son as a person and a bass guitar player. He always works with us and our schedule considering we have to make a 30-40 minute drive across San Antonio for his lessons. We highly recommend Rick for both his great character qualities as well as his guitar instructor expertise!
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    Tammy L. May 5, 2013
    Guitar
    Verified Student
    Rick is an exceptional instructor!!!

    i could not have asked for a better instructor. i am a "no nothing" about music person. Rick is encouraging, kindhearted, and sincere. Even when i dont make much progress he still cheers me on. He gives me the will to learn this guitar, for it is very hard for me. if you dont know a thing about music, or you just want a great guy teaching you good music, Rick is the one for you.

    Keep up the GREAT WORK.
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    Jeremy J. Feb 1, 2013
    Verified Student
    Rick is great

    Rick is a great teacher, he listens and makes this new process really fun
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    PatF Jan 10, 2012
    Rick is very knowledgable, patient and flexible. He readily adeapts to your learning style and offers constructive pointers in a friendly manner.
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    michaeln Nov 25, 2011
    Lessons

    I really appreciate Rick's lessons. He is very patient and makes learning easy. I have and will continue to recomend him and get his name out there. Thank you
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    JohnS6 Oct 6, 2011
    Fabulous! Rick is not only an expert guitar player, he is an excellent TEACHER of guitar. His patience and skill are awesome!