Ryan Iavarone's Music Instruction

Ryan Iavarone's Music Instruction

5.0 (37)
Best of 2021
32 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
15 years in business

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Ryan Iavarone's Music Instrunction. Musician/Artist/Teacher from Warwick RI. I've been studying music for 28+ years now and taught locally full time for 14+ years at Ross Music Sales and Service, Done workshops for The School of Rock, and am currently an instructor at Guitar Center offering instruction on Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele to all ages and levels of experience and am well versed in many styles of music. Now doing Online Lessons via Zoom working remotely from home teaching the students from the safety of their own homes. Still providing the same Fun and comprehensive lessons I've always done. Just via Face-time... Thanks Ryan Iavarone

Ryan Iavarone Music instruction

Warwick, RI 02889 (401) 378-7137

Teaching, sharing, and inspiring are my passions. Other than doing what I love for a living, my love for teaching and inspiring a whole new generation of musicians and teaching them a love for music and respect for music and art of all kinds. Providing my students (of all ages) with a creative and healthy outlet, watching them grow as musicians over the years and seeing their progress as it unfolds are some of the most rewarding aspects for a teacher to see in their students. That and building lifelong bonds that only a teacher and student can share is alot of respects. We definitely build a sense of comrodiery, repore, respect, and a great friendship for all parties involved. 

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Warwick, RI 02888
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37 Reviews

5.0

  • Frank Venezia

    a down to earth teacher

  • Ted Beagan

    He is consistently positive about my progress, which makes me want to continue as it gets difficult/challenging.

  • Ted Beagan

    Ryan is willing to gear the lessons to my specific needs.

  • Alison Kaczmarek

    Ryan is an excellent teacher. I'm a total novice adult guitar student and I needed to learn basic electric guitar skills fast to participate in a charity event. Ryan was totally on board and enthusiastic about my 3 month challenge. In my lessons he gave me a crash course with basic warmup exercises, practice drills and chord information so that I could jump in. He kept it fun and I got through the public performance and actually enjoyed it! I look forward to taking more lessons with Ryan and going back to basics at a slower pace so that I can really develop my guitar skills. Here's to life-long learning and skilled, enthusiastic and encouraging teachers like Ryan!!!


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

I sit with the students and "grade them" on experience, age, musical interest's, any bad habits that need to be fixed (form, sitting and holding the guitar and plectrum (pick) correctly) and basically get a read on where they're at musically and what they want out of taking lessons. Then depending on all that I customize lessons plans to fit the individual student for the best progress for the instrument and music theory in general.


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

I have some college education in music (working on finishing my classes and getting my degree) and have 9 years experience teaching out of Ross Music Sales and Service giving instruction on Guitar, Bass guitar, and Ukulele at all levels and all styles


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

At the store it's the Ross Music's rate 22$ for 30 min and 44$ an hour (if student wants to come to me) but for house calls its 40$ an hour... flat fee


How did you get started teaching?

Being a well known musician in the area when I heard through the grapevine there was an opening for a guitar teacher at Ross Music I went in, auditioned, and got the job. That was 14 years ago. Since then I have moved on to doing online Lessons, worked for School of Rock doing presentations and workshops for them, work for Guitar Center currently and am now taking on online students via "Zoom" and provide the same fun and Intuitive lessons that I'm known for. 


What types of students have you worked with?

All kinds and all ages... Teaching beginning classes, to advanced in Jazz, blues, metal, rock, classical, ect... I'm well experienced in all genres. Ive worked with "special needs" kids, helped students with senior projects for highschool, even James Woods is a student of mine... All walks of life. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

 Bob Dylan getting the noble prize.


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

Look for a teacher you that fits your criteria. Wether or not the teacher is fluent with what your musical goals are and can help achieve them. Not just someone that's gonna teach you to read but some your comfortable with, can build a bond with, and who understands what you want and need to excell as musician... 


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

What are my goals musically? Ling and short term... Is it just a hobby or something more to you. What bands, artists or styles do you listen to and are influenced by? And make a list of songs you'd like to learn to give the teacher an idea of ur over all taste (and to work them into your lessons)