Richard Stuart Piano, Guitar, Piano Accordion, Bass And Music Education

Richard Stuart Piano, Guitar, Piano Accordion, Bass And Music Education

5.0Exceptional(11 reviews)
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I teach to the person and not by a single method. I also teach improvisation and playing by ear... something that many music teachers leave out of their curriculum. Also being a performer and composer I have an interesting view of music and how the industry effects it.


Hired 6 times
1 employee
28 years in business
Serves Hurst , TX
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old


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d. B.

He has alot of experience and is very eclectic within his ranges of music that hes knowledgeable towards. And hes very patient with his students so I would highly recommend him for any and everybody is interested music education!!!
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May 08, 2024


Leila S.

My daughter is 14 and really enjoying her lessons with Richard and progressing quickly. I highly recommend him as a teacher!
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March 20, 2024


david K.

I highly recommend Richard as a guitar instructor. I am a beginner and Richard is very patient and teaches basics that the student needs to learn. He is a very interesting guy and has a lot of valuable knowledge to share.
You will learn a tremendous amount of information by studying with Richard!
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March 20, 2024


kristiel G.

Flexibility with schedule, way of teaching and excitement in going the extra mile in a lesson when it seems like we’re on a roll
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February 04, 2024


kyla N.

Richard has been such a wonderful instructor to my 6 year old son! He makes piano fun and my son looks forward to all his lessons. Richard is very pleasant and always very informative on what we need to do to help with practice. We have two other little one and all the kids get excited and have made requests for songs and it makes their day when he plays! Highly recommend!
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February 02, 2024


melissa S.

Richard has been teaching my 12 yr old piano for 4+ years and really enjoy it. My daughter has learned to play songs from the radio and popular songs; we also have the flexibility of having classes via Zoom. The experience has been great. Richard is patient and urges my daughter to have fun.
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February 02, 2024

Frequently asked questions

I begin with a discussion to evaluate the students experience, knowledge, and goals. I test the student for hearing pitch and pitch changes. We do some simple exercises and tests to determine a plan to move forward. I have found that all students are unique, have different ways of learning, and different goals. I customize my lessons to the student. I never teach in a "cookie cutter", "one size fits all", way.

I started studying music, with formal lessons, more than 60 years ago, and I am still learning. My entire life has been devoted to music and music education. I have performed all over the world, with all different types of acts, playing many different genres. I am still a performing musician and a composer. One of the greatest things about music is that as you grow older, you improve. I am a better musician than I was 30 years ago. 

My Rates are $70 per hour; $55 for  45 minute lesson; and $35 for a 30 minute lesson. I do have a 24 hour cancellation policy, but I am flexible if the student has an emergency of any kind or is ill.

I started teaching my sons when they were quite young and really enjoyed it. I have always felt that I had an obligation to pass on my knowledge and technics. I enjoy teaching and working with my students. There is always a lot of laughter during my lessons. It is quite fulfilling when you can help someone master a piece and achieve their goals. 

My students have ranged in age from 3 1/2 to their 80's. I currently teach college professors; a recntly retired school superintendent; a young lady who is an aspiring singer who is learning to accompany herself and record her material; some very talented teenagers who are learning to compose and produce their own music; high school students who want to prepare to study music in college; a talented 6 year old who practices and improves every lesson. I do not continue with students who don't practice. They do not improve and there's no point in taking lesons if the student doesn't ever practice.

One of my students, who has been with me for about a year, has almost mastered Beethoven's Fur Elise. She has been working so hard and there are passages that are so fast and so difficult. During her lesson last week I just closed my eyes while she was playing the piece and it was truly beautiful and delicate, and she had put her heart and soul into this. So exciting, pleasing and fulfilling to me as a teacher. I also had a young man, a junior in college who is in theater, learn to accompany himself on piano this summer. We worked on several pop tunes and show tunes and in a relatively short time he had mastered songs such as Billy Joel's Piano Man. Kudos to the young mans work ethic.

Make sure that your teacher is equipped to teach you as an individual. Many music teachers start all students with book one, on to book two, etc. Playing by ear and improvising are very important aspects of music education that too many teachers ignore. Today's musician has many resources on the internet. Teachers must be caught up to the 21st century in their teaching.

How will you teach? What styles can you play or teach? What is your experience? Do you have qualified reviews from students? Are you a performer? What is your lesson plan for me after evaluating me?

Services offered

Bass Guitar
Music Theory
Audio Production