I love how people react when they suddenly see what wasn’t possible before becoming possible. Watching them come into their own.
I liked working with Rich Engle because I was a beginner back in 1981, and anything I play on my guitar today is connected to his lessons. Rich has the patience and knowledge to mold you into a great guitar player.
Rich is a great teacher who is easy to learn from, patient and very talented. Great for anyone who is just beginning to those who are quite advanced as there is always something new to be learned. Highly recommend!
It's not about me, it's about YOU. I tailor my teaching differently for each person, to get them working toward what they envision doing as a guitarist. I have a very large "toolkit" that I pick from, depending on what's needed!
I'am a lifetime musician, playing and working in the industry professionally for over 40 years. I have been teaching guitar since I was 18! Let's just say I have "equivalent professional experience." I have studied both privately from many people, and also studied at the Koch School of Music, Cleveland State University, and others, in the areas of theory and composition. I have run teaching studios, summer guitar camps, conducted seminars, and a number of other things!
I tend to work on a cash basis, billing at 40.00/hr. I truly believe that half-hour lessons are not productive for adults, although I will do them for younger players, who usually can only absorb a half hour. I also have the ability to work short term (coaching) if you play already and need to polish your skills. I prefer being contacted by email...
Hah! That was so long ago! What happened was that I had already been playing for awhile, taking lessons from friends. I started taking private lessons and after a time my teacher left the store! I took over his job (I was just barely 2 books ahead of some students) and I basically never stopped.