Rick Turnage

Rick T.

El Dorado Hills, CA

About Rick T.

Background check: Last verified 03/14/2017
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Rick teaches: Females 6 and up
Males 8 and up
Teaching since: 1977
Last sign in: Within a month


Hi, I'm Rick. I look forward to helping you reach your goals. I'm going to tell you about me and how I can benefit you as your guitar teacher. You may have heard the old saying, "Those who CAN, do. Those who CAN'T, teach." I don't believe that. I believe that the very best teachers are those who have real world experience, and I do. The ways this benefits you are numerous. I have played music professionally for 40+ years at every venue imaginable, from concerts on big stages before thousands, to fairs, nightclubs, weddings, parties, etc. Over the years, I've learned what it takes to move people, to make them respond and clap. What it takes is playing what the song needs. Not playing every scale and lick you know, as fast as you can. There are many teachers who can teach you that. There are VERY FEW who can teach you how to play what your audience wants to hear. I can. Whether you are 9 and want to play for family or friends, or 39 and looking to go pro, I'll help you succeed. Thank you.

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Playing the local County Fair with my church worship team.


Professional Musician - Guitar
Nov 1976 - Present
Professional Musician

As a guitarist, I have consistently worked and earned money in one of the most competitive businesses in the world - music. I have played rock, oldies rock n roll, country, blues, and acoustic coffeehouse styles. Both electric and acoustic guitar, in every venue imaginable. That's tons of real world experience across a variety of styles.


Degree not completed in Music
Sep 1977 - Dec 1978
California State University Sacramento

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