Guitar, Uke, & Banjo Lessons
INTRO - Welcome to Rick's Guitar/Ukulele/Banjo Studio Webpage. Currently Rick teaches at the Mount Olivet School Of Music, at his home studio (off 40th and 3rd Ave S,) as well as online (Zoom). For more information about current availability, call the school at 612-767-2262, or Rick himself at 612-807-0377. Travel-to-you lessons are currently unavailable.
LESSONS - Lessons consist of Ear Training, Improv, Songwriting skills, and learning popular guitar Riffs, Changes, Parts, Note Reading, and Classical Guitar styles. Rick likes to transcribe songs students like but can't find via published sheet music or internet tabs (tabs can be limited and full of errors in the realm of pop/rock/folk.) All in all, Rick prefers to teach what the student wants to learn, but if they're not quite sure what that is, he helps them figure it out.
MAKE-UPS - For make-up lessons, Rick should be notified a day in advance by 9pm, though many day-of notifications are still rescheduled, depending on slot availability. No more than one absence a month please, but again I can be flexible.
Mount Olivet School of Music Important Dates
Week of May 16th – Last Week of Lessons
Week of May 23rd – Make Up and Recital Week
Week of June 13th – Summer Lessons Begin
Week of July 4th - NO LESSONS
Week of August 29th - Make Up Lesson Week
Week of September 19th - Fall Semester Lessons Begin