Rick Temple

Rick T.

Elburn, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Ukelele for any ages and level

About Rick T.

A bachelors degree in music ed, a masters degree in jazz studies and 25+ years of playing, teaching and performing experience comes with you to every one of our lessons. Whether it be on trumpet, trombone, tuba, guitar, ukulele, piano or voice I will consistently stress fundamentals that lead students towards the musicians they strive to be. I feel incorporating music that is relevant to the student and his or her goals is paramount and doable! I will always demonstrate the techniques and ideas I espouse. Lastly, I show my students the joy music has put in my life and in turn, show them how to play music towards the same ends.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are typically broken up into 5 main parts
1) physical technique and warm up
- this refers to the mastery of the physical movements involved in playing the instrument
2) vocabulary practice (either by reading and/or by ear)
- scales
- chords
3) reading
- sight reading
- prepared reading
4) learning to play by ear
- song transcription and analysis
5) warm down and re-emphasis of key concepts



*** Studio Equipment ***
The teacher's home studio lessons are taught in the front room of the house. There is an acoustic piano, an electric piano, a music stand, stereo, guitar, amp, laptop, trumpets, books, and seating are all available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will have everything I need and can furnish music. I expect student to have a stand and a working instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I can improvise proficiently and understand music theory very well

***Special Notes***
-if you are located slightly outside my travel radius especially fox valley usually I can accommodate
-if you cant find a time that works usually i am able to fit you in somewhere else. i am flexible!

Reviews

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Elijah
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Rick is a great instructor, very knowledgable, patient, and encouraging.

Posted Nov 24, 2017
Don W.
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My kids love Mr. Rick and have learned so much in the first several lessons. We are beyond impressed !

Posted Nov 29, 2016
Don W.
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My kids love Mr. Rick and have learned so much in the first several lessons. We are beyond impressed !

Posted Nov 29, 2016
Mary Ellen
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I loved working with Rick. He works in a very different way, an approach that is really beneficial for me as an adult beginner. He teaches music structure and we worked with a singer songwriter that I love. He is pleasant and patient and very knowledgable. I highly recommend giving Rick a try for looking at playing music from a new angle.

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Jadyn D.
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Rick is the best. we are so glad we found him. I can't say enough good things about him.

Posted Oct 23, 2015
Kristin Deyle
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Rick is a great instructor. He guides hew well and motivates her to participate and be engaged. He works well with kids who have had no experience.

Posted Oct 11, 2015
Laura W.
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Rick is great! My third grade son learns so much every week with some of his favorite music. We highly recommend him.

Posted Jun 12, 2014
Sherri R.

My second grade son loves his lessons with Rick!

We are really pleased with Rick's ability to work with our young son, encourage him and challenge him -- while creating a really positive, fun learning environment. We highly recommend him.

Posted Oct 28, 2013
NathanT

Great lessons

Rick is a great teacher. He is very friendly and he is good with working with me as a student. He helped me a lot to hear what I am playing and compare it to others or a track so I can play along and harmonize with the music.

Posted Apr 23, 2012
PeteM

Rick is excellent. Knowledgeable and engaging, he has taught me things about music I would never have found out any other way. I feel like a much better musician after just a few lessons and look forward to learning more.

Posted Mar 24, 2012
SaraS1

Mr. Rick

That's what my 5 year old son calls him! I am very happy with Rick and his teaching style, he is very patient with my son and they have a good rapport with each other.

Posted Dec 6, 2011

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Education

Masters in Jazz Studies
Aug 2015 - Present

Northern Illinois University (Dekalb)

Bachelors of Music Education
Aug 1998 - Dec 2002

University of Illinois (champagne/urbana)

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