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  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    Washington, DC 20001

    5.0 (11)

    Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuri
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  • Apex Music

    Apex Music

    Oxon Hill, MD 20745

    5.0 (2)

    I stand out by being able to answer your questions,Teaching you every aspect of guitar playing. This includes Reading,Improvisation,Songwriting,Music Theory,Soloing and Accompanying Singers or playing in a band in every idiom of Music from Rock, Metal, Blues, Country & Jazz. I have taught Guitar over 25 years with students from all ages and backgrounds and experience levels, whether Beginner or Experienced. If you are serious about learning to play Guitar,I will take you Seriously! I have the teaching ability and patience to guide you on your journey as a Musician. I have a Bachelors in Mu
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  • Greggory Hammond Guitar Lessons

    Greggory Hammond Guitar Lessons

    Washington, DC 20004

    5.0 (1)

    My teaching approach: Each student has their own way of learning. My experience as a teacher and player helps me determine the best way for each student to learn, resulting in the most progress in the least amount of time. I blend many methods to custom fit the needs and desires of each student. Students leave each lesson with a set of exercises to practice until the next lesson -- the amount of time the student dedicates at home is directly related to their progress. My influences are: Eric Clapton, Alex Lifeson, Jack Johnson, Tony Iommi, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joe Satriani, Trey Anastasio,
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  • The School Of Music LLC

    The School Of Music LLC

    Silver Spring, MD 20901

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Our staff has master degrees, recording contracts, and currently performs all over the world. We are the School that teachers other music teachers. Academic Oppotunities: private lessons, group lessons, ensemble classes, recitals/performance, composition/songwriting, harmony, rhythm, music reading, theory Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Music Styles Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B
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  • Ignacio Hernandez Guitar Lessons

    Ignacio Hernandez Guitar Lessons

    Alexandria, VA 22314

    My teaching approach: I have studied music in argentina and continued my studies at Berklee College of Music, in Boston. I have been a very active musician in New York, Greece, Washington DC and Buenos Aires, Argentina. I love all music styles and I have been working on many of them for several years My influences are: All the music in the world influences me, for bad or good, it's a constant discovery My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: In the Metro area or bus accesible Guitar Techniques: Ja
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  • Michael Scoglio Guitar Lessons

    Michael Scoglio Guitar Lessons

    Washington, DC 20004

    My teaching approach: Michael Scoglio hails from Washington D.C. with a degree in bass performance from the Catholic University of America. He's had the pleasure of headlining the Luxor in Las Vegas, Disneyland, and the Kennedy Center with various groups and ensembles. He will customize the lesson to your particular musical tastes, and will guarantee that your lesson will be a fun and exciting experience every time. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation
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  • Ottley Music School, Inc.

    Ottley Music School, Inc.

    Hyattsville, MD 20782

    Ottley Music School (OMS) is a multi-faceted, Better Business Bureau A+ rated business accredited, musical learning institution established in the Washington, D.C. area in 1973. Its motto is Founder Nevilla E. Ottley has earned B.Mus. (music ed. and piano)., M.A. (music history and organ performance), M.Mus. (choral and orchestral conducting), and has received about a dozen awards for her work in the DMV. A full biography is found at http://www.iamaonline.com/Bio/Nevilla_Eloise_Ottley-Adjahoe.htm . OMS offers private lessons with over a dozen qualified teachers in piano, organ, voice and drama
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  • Arena Sound Music Instruction

    Arena Sound Music Instruction

    Washington, DC 20004

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Lessons should be enjoyable and designed around the student's or parent's goals. Description of scholarships or financial assistance : We plan to add a scholarship program. Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Music Styles Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Metal Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Classical Guitar, HipHop Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Christian/Gospel Guitar
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  • Brian White Guitar Lessons

    Brian White Guitar Lessons

    Silver Spring, MD 20901

    My teaching approach: I find teaching to be the most rewarding field of music. I have been playing bass for 20 years and spent the majority in studio production of the bass. I spent the last 6 years touring trough Europe,Canada. and the United States. My musical background and influences ranga from classical to hard rock with a lot in the middle. I have a vast knowledge of not just music theory,but of the bass guitar. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Fingerpicking, Improvisation, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equi
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  • E. Carter Enterprises

    E. Carter Enterprises

    Greenbelt, MD 20770

    With more than thirty years of experience, I have performed with quite a few well known artists including many grammy-nominated celebrities. My performance and recording resume includes Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle, Mya, Syleena Johnson, Coolio, EU, Tony Terry, Angela Bofill, Alyson Williams, Nick Colionne, Mike Phillips, Gerald Veasley, Michael Lington, Bobby Lyle, Marcus Johnson, Bob Baldwin, Bobby Humphrey, Miles Jaye, Pamela Williams and many others. In addition, I have released eight solo recording projects and worked as the music director for overseas projects, television shows and more
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  • Draper Carter Guitar Lessons

    Draper Carter Guitar Lessons

    Silver Spring, MD 20901

    My teaching approach: I have been playing music (trumpet, guitar, bass) since I was 10 years old; I studied guitar, recording, music theory and performing arts at the University of Maryland. I am a professional recording engineer and have been teaching music for over 3 years. My influences are: Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Miley Cyrus (I teach a lot of 12 year olds) My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Rock Blocks Recording Studio 6790 Crain Hwy La Plata MD, 20646 Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Sele
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  • Bill Mott Guitar Lessons

    Bill Mott Guitar Lessons

    Silver Spring, MD 20901

    My teaching approach: Very laidback style of teaching. Degreed from University of Maryland. Past instructor at Bill's Music House and Music and Arts. Past students have been accepted into the Berklee College of Music and Peabody Conservatory. My influences are: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltraine, BB King, Freddy King, Stevie Ray Vaughn My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Mike's Music House and at my home studio in Columbia, Maryland Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open t
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  • Robert Adams Guitar Lessons

    Robert Adams Guitar Lessons

    Silver Spring, MD 20901

    My teaching approach: I like to ensure that the student has a firm grasp on the guitar's tuning system and how that works out in patterns on the guitar and then based upon the students goals and objectives begin to work out how they want to best express themselves. I own a variety of electric and acoustic guitars; Fender, PRS, Takamine and amps as well Roland, Fender, Line 6, Peavey, Crate. I generally let the students try to find what THEY like and how we can develop the sound they hear in THEIR heads. My influences are: Prince, Jesse Johnson, Jimmy Nolan, Freddie Stone, Leo Nocentelli, Dez
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  • Josh Urban Guitar Lessons

    Josh Urban Guitar Lessons

    Silver Spring, MD 20901

    My teaching approach: Hi there! I'm Josh, and I teach guitar for a living. I view myself as an ambassador to music, and want you to love it as much as I do. I truly believe we can all be great artists, or at least have a blast while playing guitar. It's my goal to help you...rock out! All levels are welcome in my studio. I work for you, and I never forget that. In addition to teaching, I play locally as well My influences are: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Brown, Beethoven, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Parker, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Jeff Beck My guitar lessons take place in: The t
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  • Jamin Kuhn Guitar Lessons

    Jamin Kuhn Guitar Lessons

    Silver Spring, MD 20901

    My teaching approach: I try to balance the personal goals of the student with what can help them achieve those goals. I also try to balance curiculum with free inquiry and improvisation. My influences are: John Standeffer, Joe Satriani, Switchfoot, dc Talk, Israel Houghton, Kirk Franklin, Caleb, U2, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, John Mark Mcmillan, Phil Keaggy, Steven Curtis Chapman My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Bowie, MD 20716 Guitar Techniques: Scales and Exercises, Music Theory,
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  • Phil Pieraldi Guitar Lessons

    Phil Pieraldi Guitar Lessons

    Silver Spring, MD 20901

    My teaching approach: I look for a student's strengths to put them in a position to succeed. I've done it all in the Music Business from Major Recording & Publishing deal to Teaching Children the Guitar. I think that learning to play Guitar should be fun and I'll teach you to play the songs that you want. As for the Theory you'll learn that too as we go. If you want to sing or write songs. I teach that as well. My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My Studio accepts students from any location I will travel 20
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  • Tony Fazio Guitar Lessons

    Tony Fazio Guitar Lessons

    Silver Spring, MD 20901

    My teaching approach: Tony Fazio has extensive experience in performing and teaching. He has a bachelors degree in music from Berklee College of Music, along with a musical family, whose dad got him interested in playing guitar since he was 7 years old. Tony Fazio has played at many major music festivals with bands such as Memphis Gold and Charlie Sayles . These festivals had many national performers also on the line up, such as James Brown, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Shameka Copeland, Duke Robillard, Deanna Bogart, Bobby Parker, Spyro Gyra, Los Lobos, Jimmy Cliff, etc. Tony has also professio
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  • Frederick Wilchek Guitar Lessons

    Frederick Wilchek Guitar Lessons

    Silver Spring, MD 20903

    My teaching approach: Consistant technical development and note reading along with students favorite music My influences are: Hendrix, Segovia etc My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Mon-Thurs Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Student pla
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  • Suzanne Brindamour Guitar Lessons

    Suzanne Brindamour Guitar Lessons

    Silver Spring, MD 20901

    My teaching approach: I have been a performing singer/songwriter/guitarist for 15 years, as well as a composer for film & television. I have taught lessons to all ages for over 3 years. Lessons are tailored to the student and taught holistically. We go at the student's pace and take the appropriate direction to inspire the student to continue. Learn to train your ear, chords, songs, rhythm, finger picking, basic theory & understanding of music. Lastly, I have a great love of music and will do my best to cheer you on! My influences are: My influences include: Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Patty
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  • Richard Wines Guitar Lessons

    Richard Wines Guitar Lessons

    Silver Spring, MD 20901

    My teaching approach: I teach at the Music and Arts Center in Rockville, MD, for the Music Link organization in Washington D.C., as well as privately. I am a professional Jazz Musician with my own group, The Adam Wines Jazz Quartet. I also play in a progressive rock jazz fuison band for fun. I use a hollow body Ibanez for jazz, and I also have a solid body Shecter for fun. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: The Music and Arts Center in Rockville, MD. Student's homes in Washington D.C., Takoma Park, etc. Guitar Techni
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  • Aaron Thaul Piano And Guitar Lessons

    Aaron Thaul Piano And Guitar Lessons

    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

    I am a piano and guitar player with many years of teaching experience both privately and at Bach 2 Rock Music School in Bethesda. I studied Jazz at Emory University and spent 3 years playing in Jazz Combos there. I love Rock n' Roll, Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Showtunes and I enjoy learning to play new pop songs as well as writing some of my own music. My greatest strengths as a teacher, I'm told, are that I'm fun, easy to get along with and good at simplifying complicated pieces. Looking forward to meeting you and getting started!
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  • Larry Rice Guitar Lessons

    Larry Rice Guitar Lessons

    Falls Church, VA 22046

    My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Sunday 9am - 10pm Monday - Wednesday 8am - 10pm Thursday 8am - 7pm Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection
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  • Buckley Piano Lessons

    Buckley Piano Lessons

    Washington, DC 20016

    In-home Piano and Guitar lessons - Music Theory Tutoring Classically trained musician/composer Conor Buckley will aid you in your musical journey from the start. Learn to read music, technical/performance skills, ear training, music theory, and more. Years of teaching and performing experience. Learn songs from your favorite artists such as J. S. Bach, Chopin, The Beatles, Mozart, Led Zeppelin, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and many more! Lessons offered Monday - Friday: Ages 5+ Serious inquiries only - more information and references available Experience Includes: -Studio Co
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  • Byrd Inspiration Airshows & Guitar Lessons

    Byrd Inspiration Airshows & Guitar Lessons

    Hyattsville, MD 20785

    Friendly and Humble Greetings, My name is Doug Byrd and I am a life student in all my areas of expertise; especially with regards to my instruction. I have to study, learn, and dynamically adapt to each one of my students in order to provide them with the most efficient and effective instruction possible. I am great with kids too. And I have an extremely open mind and am very flexible; so please feel free to talk to me; feedback good or bad always helps to accomplish the common objective. I specialize in Bass/ Lead Guitar, and Aviation. All of which I do professionally. I also instruct Beg
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  • Fun And Relaxed Guitar Lessons

    Fun And Relaxed Guitar Lessons

    Washington, DC 20002

    I am a young and enthusiastic musician providing professional guitar lessons (Acoustic and Electric) in the DC area. I believe that fun and relaxed lessons provide the best learning experience and I take care in ensuring all lessons are catered specifically for the student's musical ambitions. Wherever you are on your musical journey, I truly believe that I have both the skills and experience necessary to guide you to the next stages of your guitar development. I can help you: - [ ] Develop specific techniques - [ ] Learn to play songs - [ ] Develop your music theory - [ ] Learn about music eq
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  • Derrick Rush Guitar Lessons

    Derrick Rush Guitar Lessons

    Washington, DC 20073

    My name is Derrick Rush and have recently moved to the DC area to continue my education at AU-Washington, DC. I am currently working towards finishing my BFA in classical guitar performance. At this time, I am looking for new students who wish to start learning guitar or who would like to build off established skills.With 10+ years experience and formal training, I can provide training in all musical methods, including theory, ear training, sight-reading, guitar technique, song writing and guitar performance. Styles include Rock, Metal, Classical and Acoustic. Goals & objectives of student
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  • Sean Borja Guitar Lessons

    Sean Borja Guitar Lessons

    Washington, DC 20004

    My teaching approach: My lessons for beginners start with the very basics of the guitar's anatomy as well as the fundamental musical road map of the fretboard, all of which are meant to instill an understanding of the guitar that renders figuring out and playing your favorite songs a cinch. At the core of my approach to teaching is the love and passion of music as a means of personal creativity, expression and all around enjoyment. Our lessons will be mutually designed to fit the needs and skills of each student respectively. I have only three rules: 1) Relax!, 2) Stay in Tune, and 3) Stay in
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  • GuitarTrain

    GuitarTrain

    Arlington, VA 22202

    The Guitar Train provides quality guitar lessons for students interested in group lessons or private instruction, while accommodating all age groups and levels. We offer group/class lessons in the elementary level and up for kids interested in learning the guitar in a fun-filled atmosphere with children of the same age group and level. Private Instruction- The Guitar Train offers private instruction in many styles of playing including Rock, Jazz, Classical, Blues, Suzuki and Country guitar styles. Study with a degreed, qualified, and professional guitarist and musician for all of
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  • M Institute For The Arts

    M Institute For The Arts

    Washington, DC 20007

    We are a non-profit music studio in downtown Georgetown (M & 31st). Why us? -We some of the best faculty in the area, with training from conservatories such as Juilliard, Curtis, MSM, Jacobs School, and AVA with careers that have taken them to major concert halls and stages around the world. Our teachers are experts in their field. -Preparation for the Royal Colleges ABRSM exams, which can be used for school credits, resume-building, and college scholarships internationally.  -Music theory and other instruments also offered. -Music community: Monthly studio classes, large recital oppo
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  • Julie Starling  Music Lessons - Piano, Guitar, Uke, Bass

    Julie Starling Music Lessons - Piano, Guitar, Uke, Bass

    Silver Spring, MD 20906

    Learn the Music YOU want to play! I teach piano and guitar, ukulele, and electric bass. Pop, rock, classical, blues, folk, jazz, improvising, arranging, composing, and music theory. Relaxed and fun! 20+ years experience. I started teaching music lessons at age 15.  BA in Drama/Music  CUA 1988.  AFA in Studio Art MC 2010. I currently study online at Berklee College of Music.  

  • Michelle Webb Guitar Lessons

    Michelle Webb Guitar Lessons

    Washington, DC 20004

    My teaching approach: Guitarist Michelle Webb is is recognized as a incredibly creative and innovative guitarists and a restless collaborator who is engaged in exploring and extending the boundaries of her instrument. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My guitar studio in Brentwood/Mt. Rainier MD Music & Arts (Oxen Hill, MD) Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal
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Guitar Lessons with Larry Rice in Falls Church VA. Find Out More About Larry’s Guitar Teaching Thanks for visiting Lessons.com, where we’re continuing with our popular video profile feature, and Larry Rice is a guitar teacher in Washington DC who recently stopped by Lessons.com to talk about his guitar lessons and his guitar teaching approach. Check out how Larry could help you evolve with your guitar playing through either in-person guitar lessons or via Skype guitar lessons.

Washington DC Guitar Teacher Larry Rice

Lessons.com: We’re here today with Larry Rice, who teaches guitar and who has a profile on Lessons.com. Welcome, Larry. Thanks for being with us today.

Larry Rice: My pleasure.

Lessons.com: It’s a pleasure to be here with you, and maybe you could tell us first where you teach. What city and what state are you in?

Larry Rice: I’m in Washington DC, and, of course, I also teach via Skype Lessons, as well.

Lessons.com: And do you teach both adults and children?

Larry Rice: Yes. Right now I have students from five to sixty-five.

Lessons.com: Excellent. Can you tell us about the guitar lesson climate there in Washington DC? Do you find that there are a lot of people that want to learn guitar?

Larry Rice Discusses The Benefits of Playing Guitar Larry Rice: Oh, yes. I mean it’s such a great instrument – you know, it’s a band in a box. You’ve got (slaps a beat on his guitar) rhythm and melody; you got chords to support your singing. And, in this area, most, at least my students, because I teach both acoustic and electric, I probably get more call for country, bluegrass, and, of course, there’ll always be rock. You know, boys want to play rock, although I do have some girl students – I’m happy about that.

Lessons.com: Excellent! And, do you also teach other instruments?

Larry Rice: I do. I teach fiddle, slack guitar, banjo, mandolin, electric bass, and ukulele.

Lessons.com: That’s wonderful. So, people in the area, who are interested in learning music, they can come to you for pretty much any instrument out there … any of the stringed instruments out there.

Larry Rice: Yeah. “Things with strings” – that’s what I teach.

Lessons.com: That’s wonderful. And, can you tell us – you mentioned a little bit about the styles of guitar that you teach – country and bluegrass and some rock … Are there other styles that you offer as well?

Larry Rice: Well, I guess the easiest way … I teach all styles, but probably the easiest way would be to be specific to what I don’t teach. I don’t teach classical guitar. I don’t teach flamenco. And, I wouldn’t feel qualified to teach jazz guitar either, but everything else … cajun blues, you know, rock, bluegrass, country. You name it, I teach it.

Lessons.com: That’s wonderful, and I notice you have a guitar. Would you like to play something, so that people watching the interview could get a feel for your guitar playing?

Various Guitar Techniques Taught by Larry: Hand Muting, Flat-picking, and Fingerpicking Larry Rice: Sure, and maybe I could use it as the way I teach. I like to focus on … there’s three areas that I think are important to playing the guitar. One is chords and strumming. You gotta know the chord shapes and then being able to change chords. And then there’s another thing I like to teach – constant strumming, which is where you get the rhythm … where your right hand is going constantly. (Editor: Larry demonstrates for us what he’s talking about here, and to get the full effect, we suggest that you view the interview on the Larry Rice guitar teacher page.) And then you get the rhythm by doing palm muting and missing certain strums … You notice my hand is going like this; I’m missing certain strums; I’m accenting others; I got me a left hand moving …And then, the other thing is, for flat-picking – that’s where you’re playing single notes on things like blues and rock. And then, the last thing I like to cover is fingerpicking. So those are the three main areas I focus on.

Lessons.com: Well, that’s very cool, and the three of those are very valuable to see in terms of helping guitar students understand how you approach teaching them guitar. And, I also wanted to say that what you mentioned first about the steady strumming with the right hand and the left hand giving a lot of the rhythm to what you’re playing is something that a lot of guitar students don’t realize at first. So, I think it’s great that you mention that as the first thing, when you were demonstrating the different guitar styles that you teach.

Larry Rice: Yeah, a whole bunch of songs … that’s just the way you play them. You know, it doesn’t have to be like a clock … and then you get alternate rhythm and everything else by doing other things with this hand and with your left hand.

Lessons.com: Of course, and can you tell us a little bit about your fees and your guitar lesson scheduling format? How often do you work with your guitar students?

Larry Rice: Typically, it’s a half-hour lesson each week, and I charge forty dollars for a half-hour.

Lessons.com: Do you work with students once a week or do you ever work with them more than that?

Larry Rice: No, once a week I think is it. Any more than that … you know, it’s really more about the student practicing. You know, I’ll show them and coach them, when they’re here … when we have our lesson, but it’s really about them practicing what we’ve gone over. So, if there’s two lessons a week, there’s not enough time … really … for them to practice.

Lessons.com: And, I would imagine a lot of your guitar students who come to you, at some point, if they’re beginning guitar students, or even if they’ve been playing for a while, there’d be a point where they’re looking for a new guitar. Do you offer guidance to them about what guitar to buy?

The Influence of a Guitar Teacher on Making a Guitar Purchase Larry Rice: Sure. I know a lot about gear. I got … A lot of people, particularly my age, are into collecting lotsa guitars, and I’m not really that into gear. I get things that I like, and I use the heck out of them, but I know a lot about guitars, and if there’s something I don’t know, I have a lot of contacts – especially in this area to, you know, help them find the right instrument and get the right deal on it, as well.

Lessons.com: Excellent. Well, we’ll be wrapping up the interview in a minute or so, and you were playing a couple of snippets of things before of things you teach. Would you like to end the interview by maybe playing something a little more extended? Say, if you were sitting down with the guitar, what might you play? Maybe a segment of a song, like twenty or thirty seconds – something like that … just to give a little more feel for your guitar playing.

Larry Demonstrates His Impressive Songwriting and Guitar Playing Skills on “I’d Rather Be Fishing” Larry Rice: Sure. This is a song I just wrote with my daughter, Lee, and it’s called “I’d Rather Be Fishing”. This is … it has a couple of neat things in it – I think. Goes like this … (Editor: Larry plays his song and demonstrates his guitar playing skills, his singing ability, and his obvious feel for songwriting.)

Lessons.com: That’s very cool, Larry. Thank you for playing that. That’s a wonderful song. Would you ever teach that to one of your guitar students?

Larry Rice: I have already. I mean I like the lick. Yes, I have taught that as a way to teach them flat picking … a lick.

Lessons.com: Exactly. And also how one riff can lead into the various chords of a song.

Larry Rice: Right. Exactly. You know, notice how one note led into the root note of each chord, and, of course, there’s the harmonic thing, which is always fun.

Lessons.com: It’s always fun to play, and its always something that, I found, will make a guitar student’s eyes light up.

Well, Larry, thank you very much for sharing that song and for taking the time to talk with us about your guitar teaching. It’s great to hear more about your guitar playing, and we look forward to seeing you very soon on Lessons.com.

Larry Rice: Alright. Thanks very much, James. I appreciate it.