Rick Milea Musicista

Rick Milea Musicista

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
31 years in business

About this pro

I have an easy method of teaching that is very satisfying and enjoyable for all ages.  I am very patient and kind.  I make my students feel relaxed and keep it light.  And when they get frustrated about a particular issue.  I have something to show them that helps them work through the problem.

I love playing guitar and teaching.  I love seeing the look on my student's faces when they are playing a song they thought they never could play.  I've always enjoyed teaching and bringing a whole unique way of thinking about music.  You can check me out online by simply typing RickMileaMusicista in Google.  My Facebook page is the better page.

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Tampa, FL 33603
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1 Review


  • Michelle Hernandez

    Rick Milea is a great guitar instructor. He treats every student at their pace and challenges them to do their very best. His expertise spans several age ranges and he offers his students a mix of personalized instruction, rigor, and creativity. Our lessons include homework follow-ups and specific instructions on how to practice. We highly recommend Rick Milea as a guitar instructor.

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

My first question is what level is the person I'm teaching?  What do they know about the guitar.  I think it's important to get to know the person in terms of the level they are at.  Then most importantly what do they want to accomplish in their lesson.  I want to ensure what they want to learn is taught.

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

I have been playing the guitar for over 30 years.  All genres and all types of guitars.  I played saxophone in an orchestra for several years.  My music theory is strong. I have been teaching for over 20 years. And I've learned some great methods to make the lesson fun.

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

I usually charge $30 an hour.  I'm negotiable.  

How did you get started teaching?

In college I started teaching guitar lessons to help pay for my books.

What types of students have you worked with?

People of all ages and all levels.  I've had students who only want to learn certain things.  And I taylor the lesson around what the student wants to accomplish.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my students never thought he could play a Led Zeppelin song.  And once I taught him and he practiced it in front of me.  I adjusted a few things with him and he played it perfectly.  The look on his face when I played the recording of him playing it. It was priceless.

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

Ask them if they understand music theory.  Ask them what ear training means to them.  

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

What is it that you want to accomplish?