Richard's Guitar And Ukulele Lessons.

Richard's Guitar And Ukulele Lessons.

5.0 (2)
27 years in business

About this pro

I have been a teaching professional for over 20years!

I love to teach and play music!

I customize each lesson to the particular students needs.

I teach most ages and levels!

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San Francisco, CA 94118
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2 Reviews


  • Modesto Tamez

    I started taking lessons from Richard about four years ago. I look forward to every lesson and find them almost therapeutic . I can not think of any teacher I would rather have than Richard

  • Erston Pearcy

    Richard is an excellent teacher - knowledgeable, patient and always looking to help make me to be a better guitarist and musician. He has a great intuition for when to challenge me to be better and when to be patient and take the time to really allow me to absorb the material. It's difficult to find a teacher who has the patience and understanding to know that learning to play the guitar and also learn the music theory that goes with it can be difficult and takes time. Grateful to have a great teacher and mentor like Richard and I encourage anyone interested in learning to play the guitar to give him a try.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First, I like to listen to what the goals of the student are, and what they want to learn.  Then I determine their skill level on the instrument and imagine their potential.  After this I recommend a lesson and practice plan that will work for them and their schedule.  This process is ongoing, and adjustments to curriculum can be made asin order to maximize fun, and learning.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BA in music from UC San Diego, and have studied guitar and music theory at Berkelee in Boston.

I have been teaching guitar as well as performing in the Bay Area for 20 years and have learned how to maximize results, and fun for students of all ages and levels.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Typically $35 a half hour and $60 per hour.

How did you get started teaching?

After performing on the road full time for 5 or 6 years I decided to settle down back in the Bay area.  Teaching guitar and ukulele was a natural choice for me as it suits my passion and skill set perfectly.

What types of students have you worked with?

Almost all types, from very young to older, beginning through advanced.  I am sensitive, fun, and know how to guide all types of students to improve their skills starting from where they are now.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Teaching my current students yesterday, and looking forward to today.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

It's nice to have a teacher that can relate to you and understand you.  One who shows you what you want to learn, but also shows you what basic teqniques you have to have in order to play what you wish to play.  Someone who can give you a program of practice and materials that work for you.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

The student needs to have an instrument which they own or can borrow.  It's good to have an idea of what songs or styles you would like to play.  If you don't know, ask the teacher if he or she can guide you in a study program. Of course the basics of price, availability, and location convenience are important