Guitar Lessons By Rick Iacoboni

Guitar Lessons By Rick Iacoboni

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13 years in business

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Parma, OH 44134
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  • Ken Kirkpatrick

    Been working with Rick for 18 months. Superb guitar teacher!! He has a very individualized approach. Rick works with you as fast or as slow as you need/want to go. Which is perfect for my situation with the guitar. Rick is a professional musician: you will learn and enjoy. Highly Recommend Totally!!

  • Nicole Allega

    Rick has been teaching my 13-year-old son guitar lessons for quite some time now. It is amazing how much Rocco has learned and how far he has come. I love listening to Rocco play – especially after he comes home from his lessons. Rick is very patient and is flexible if there is a scheduling conflict. Not only is Rick knowledgeable with the guitar lessons, he helped with buying him the proper guitar. I highly recommend Rick for guitar lessons.

  • Summer Xia

    Rick is a great guitar instructor. He is very patient and able to customize lessons based on the student's unique situation and learning needs. He also is flexible in re-scheduling classes to accommodate last second changes. For someone like me who, at age 27, has limited music background and experience, Rick has helped me with his tailored teaching method and approach. I'm really enjoying my guitar lessons and can't wait to learn new stuff each week. Rick will make sure that every week's assignment is challenging but not overwhelming. I take great pride in accomplishising those small challenges one at a time.

  • Patricia Lehrer

    When I met Rick, I was a novice. I had no experience in playing guitar. I only knew I wanted to learn. A few months later, after routinely going for my lesson each week, I can now read music and play my favorite songs. Rick has taught me the fundamentals. I am confident that with more practice I will achieve all my goals. Rick is genuine, a pleasant, patient person. He will provide all the tools that you need to successfully play your guitar.

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

As previously noted, the first lesson is always FREE. It gives the student an opportunity to become familiar with my teaching methodology. It helps me to check out their guitar and gauge their commitment. We discuss what their desired outcome is and, moving forward, the steps we need to take to meet their goals.

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

My training came through playing guitar at over 3,000 engagements both in a six-piece horn band and as an event musician.

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

I charge $80 for four consectutive, one-on-one, 30 minute lessons in my home studio. I reserve 45 minutes for each lesson in the event each lesson runs longer or the student is running late. My cancellation policy is flexible.

How did you get started teaching?

Teaching guitar came out of my life-long passion of playing guitar. My motivation comes from the gratification of helping a student get from Point A to Point B. I thoroughly enjoy teaching students who are committed to learning the guitar.

What types of students have you worked with?

My students have ranged in age from age 5 to age 73!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently I was invited to a talent show by my 6-year old student to perform a song that I taught her. I was so proud of her! The audience gave her a standing ovation!

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

I recommend finding a guitar teacher who is more motivated  by helping a student learn the instrument than teaching as a way of earning an income. There needs to be some balance. Make sure the teacher has the student's best interest in mind.

Also ensure that the teacher is flexible in re-scheduling lessons without a charge if a life-event occurs, i.e. sickness, school or work activity, funeral, doctor appointment, vacation, etc. It's impossible for a student to make every lesson.

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

1) Ask about the teacher's cancellation policy if either the student or teacher has to cancel a lesson.

2) Ask about how the teacher will customize his/her       teaching to meet your needs.

3) Ask what the teacher's expectations are regarding how much a student should practice between lessons.