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Mr. Ronald A.

specializes in Essential Skills for the Musician · male

"Few musicians or music students have identical goals, musical interests or physical size or attributes. So, it is NECESSARY to customize the course of study to meet student requirements. There are common issues for any serious pursuit of learning involving the guitar: right and left hand technique, fingerboard knowledge, chord knowledge, reading and interpretation. However, to progress, it is also more...

"Few musicians or music students have identical goals, musical interests or physical size or attributes. So, it is NECESSARY to customize the course of study to meet student requirements. There are common issues for any serious pursuit of learning involving the guitar: right and left hand technique, fingerboard knowledge, chord knowledge, reading and interpretation. However, to progress, it is also necessary for the student to practice daily.

I try to divide the work evenly between performance and technical issues. Fingerboard knowledge is central, preceding all else in importance, and will be complete. Scale and chord study links all of music theory, song analysis, song performance issues, left and right hand technique and improvisation. And some of these issues involve drills and speed studies.

I am an experienced professional with a background in music education, music composition, theory and arranging. My music education started with preteen studies with a local drum and bugle corps and in-home piano lessons. By high school I was singing in the school choir and playing baritone horn in the band and viola in the orchestra. Later, along with playing in an assortment of club and event bands, recording tracks for Al Greene, various artists at Chess Records and Muzak and an assortment of soundtracks for product commercials, I formally studied Music Composition at Roosevelt University, Music Education at Chicago State University and Jazz Studies (arranging, history and jazz performance) at Governors State University. The experience at Governor's State University led to a successful competition at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival which, in turn, led to an invitation to play the Montreux Jazz Festival.

My first teaching experiences were informal as the marketing was all "word of mouth" until I signed on at the Park Forest Conservatory of Music, where my maximum load grew to 45 weekly students of all ages, shapes, sizes, and areas of interest. At that time I taught classical guitar. That was in the early 1970s. Today" less...

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fee: $60 (for 60 min)
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Roosevelt University, Music Compositon

Morrow, GA 30260

Subjects Tutored

Music Theory - General Music - Guitar