4-String (Tenor/Plectrum), Bluegrass (Scruggs) , Clawhammer and Old-Time
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teacher Since: 1987
Listing Created: 11/18/2011
Listing Updated: 10/19/2012
More About Me
I began playing banjo in 1976 at the age of 9, and during my teenage years I spent a great deal of time traveling with Bluegrass and Gospel bands, playing on local radio and television shows in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio, and working part time as a studio musician. I began teaching banjo at the age of twenty and have had the privilege to lead workshops and teach with professional musicians like: Bill Keith, Bill Evans, Ron Block, Sierra Hull, Megan Lynch and others.
I have the experience, patience and knowledge as well as the real world performing experience and teaching skills necessary to become your personal guide into the exciting world that is Bluegrass Banjo.
Building each new lesson on the back of the last and placing great emphasis on accuracy and confidence, each student will be encouraged to develop their new-found skills by engaging other musicians at or near their own levels during the occasional (and strictly voluntary) “Student Gathering” sessions. This begins to build confidence, reinforce the materials learned during the private lessons, and allows you to swap ideas and make new musical friends.
Real music is studied using real Bluegrass songs. The highlights of each lesson are recorded for you to take home and study when it is convenient. Video cameras or other recording devices are welcome at each private lesson or gathering and you are encouraged to participate in the customization of your own lessons by bringing in music that you like and want to study.
11000 Long Branch Drive in Chesterfield, VA. 23832 and
4809-1 Courthouse Street Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
(804) 790-1705 shop
(757) 613-9627 cell
e-mail: Richie@AcousticBox.com today!
I have been a student of Richie's for several years now, so I feel I can comment on him as a teacher. The tidewater area is extremely lucky in having him here. Many here play banjo well, but don't teach.
I (and my husband) have learned so much from him. Since I an not a natural musician and had to start pretty much from scratch, Richie had quite a task ahead of him. He has been the most patient and pleasant teacher-full of musical knowledge and how to convey it to students. My husband and I feel we know a great deal about what we are supposed to do. It's up to us to do it. Richie plays like a dream, and teaches like one too. We are very fortunate and hope he never stops. - cewehere
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