Ricky Berger

Ricky B.

Framingham, MA

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Ricky delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13 to 75 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1980

My name is Ricky Berger. I am here to be your guitar COACH. My ideal students (at any level) have a burning desire to play well. I leverage all available technologies (and teach you how to do that) to understand, study, and master the songs you want to play, the leads you want to play, and overall HOW to learn on your own.

I am the perfect coach for guitarists of any age who are "out there" performing. I will shorten the time you need to master your songs. For songs that you are already out there playing I coach you to play them better and better and better. I also teach improvisation at the beginner to master level.

I attended Berklee College of Music, was voted best jazz guitarist in Massachusetts; won awards from Berklee and UNH; was a member of Tempest & Draw the Line. I opened for Chicago in 2007. Examples of my playing are available upon request.

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Guitar Teacher
Jan 1980 - Present

I have taught guitar since 1980, in addition to having other careers as well in and out of the music business. I presently teach publishing and copyright and music business entrepreneurship at UMASS Lowell.


Sep 1983 - Jun 1986
New England School of Law
B.A. Philosophy
Sep 1981 - Jun 1983
UMASS Amherst
Performance, Guitar
Sep 1978 - Jun 1979
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Best Jazz Guitarist
May 1978

Photos & Videos

Photo by Ricky B.
Opening for Chicago.  2007.

Soloing,  Firefly's in Marlboro, MA.

Me.  High school.  Chasing after all of those licks and sounds.

Jazz Fusion with the band Sans Dargent.  UMASS Amherst at the "Blue Wall."

High School, chasing the Herb Ellis and Joe Pass licks.
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