Rick Patino

Rick P.

San Antonio, TX

About Rick P.

Rick teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: September 1990
Last sign in: 5 days ago

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 ***
Play What You Want!!!!,Learn What You Need!!!
Focus on real-world guitar skills:
Starts on the Low E string;Learn chords from day one,from their root notes;Learn notes in a logical/alphabetical sequence;Perform rhythm and accompaniment parts right away (not just melodies).
What will my students learn: First position chords, rhythm riffs,patterns,blues and rock clichés.Music notation,tableture and chord charts.Pick and fingerstyle techniques,Improvisation and playing by ear.
NEW!!!! HOW TO PLAY LIKE!!!!
Break down songs and techniques into easily digestible chunks. Individual segments are played slowly first,then brought to speed.
You'll find you're learning and improving faster than you ever believed possible.
CLASSIC ROCK: From Aerosmith to ZZTOP.
GUITAR HEROES:From Randy Rhoads to Yngwie Malmsteen
TEXAS COUNTRY: From Randy Rogers to Charlie Robinson.
TEXAS BLUES: From Freddie King to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
METAL GUITAR: CLASSIC 70's to Today's Heroes
PROGRESSIVE ROCK-METAL: From Dream Theater to Periphery..
CLASSICAL GUITAR: From Bach to Vivaldi.
And many more Styles, send me a question and ask about your personal music choice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Located in Specious one room of a three bedroom condo, Marshall amps ,Martin,Taylor Jackson, Dean, ESP,Takamine, Epiphone and Ovation guitars, use a plasma TV, guitar pro software, keyboards, recording softwear.

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

*** Specialties ***
Finger Picking Techniques,MusicTheory and How to get a good sound with your guitar.

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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18 Reviews on Rick P.

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Steve Kustelski Sep 21, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I've seen more improvement in my abilities in five lessons than I have in the last five years!
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Joe Sep 21, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
OUTSTANDING!!! Rick made playing the guitar fun for me again!!
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Colin M. Aug 7, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher
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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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