Music is something that everybody needs, enjoys, and is capable of making! My passion is to help kids and adults discover their music making abilities through engaging lessons tailored to the individual's skill level and interest.
~ I hold a Bachelors of Music in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University
~I have 4 years of experience teaching K-12 music in the public school setting.
~5 years experience teaching private lessons in piano, drums, percussion and ukulele.
~4 years experience teaching children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
My Son (good in music) and I (no music background) took drumming lessons with Richy. He is very knowledgeable, extremely patient and fun to be in a class with. He knows how to teach children and adults / people with or without music background / whether a student wants to dive deep in music or just learn enough to have fun.
This young man is great and patient. My son has asd. My son is so proud he can play a song efficiently. This man has the awesome sauce. Get him and keep him. He is magnificent with his talent
It’s always a great experience working with Mr. Jones! He makes it such a fun environment to learn! Highly Recommend Mr.Jones for teachings and lessons !!
For the first couple lessons, I like to focus on rapport building and basic assessments of rhythm and aural skills.
~Bachelor's in Music Education
$30 for 30 minutes
$45 for an hour
I got started teaching while I was in college. I took on volunteer and paid opportunities to work with children of all abilty levels in the performing arts.
I have worked with students ranging from 4 years old to 45 years old. Including the following settings
~1 on 1 lessons
~middle and high school advanced and intermediate band programs
~middle school advanced and intermediate choir programs
~elementary music programs (K-5)
~Marching band drumlines and front ensembles
~K-12 children with special needs.
I recently proposed and became engaged to the woman on my dreams and will forever have fond memories of that!
Find a teacher who helps make your musical journey enjoyable so that you'll be inspired to work at it even if you don't feel like it.
Students (and parents) should ask themselves what they wish to gain from private lessons. i.e. Are you trying to make it into a school ensemble? Are you looking for a productive and creative outlet? Do you wish to be a professional performer?
You might not have all the answers to those questions right away but they're great to keep in the back of your mind!