Guitar Lessons by Rick Ellis

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  • Cardy G.

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    Rick Ellis is an amazing guitar player and an outstanding teacher who makes learning music theory extremely understandable. His expertise and advanced knowledge of guitars and music theory make for a very enjoyable lesson. I've learned many things from Rick Ellis including chords, triads, notes, scales, the circle of fifths, and much more. I'd recommend Rick Ellis to anyone, even already advanced guitar players, so they can hone their knowledge of music theory until it becomes second nature.

    Mar 19, 2014
  • Paul R.

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    From the very first moment I sat down with Rick he made me feel relaxed and comfortable. I went to the first lesson very nervous and apprehensive. Although, I have just begun my lessons Rick has already convinced me that I can, with effort and patience, learn to play. I would recommend Rick to anyone who wants to learn music.

    Mar 8, 2014Verified

About this pro

I believe that no other guitar teacher offers students the level and quality of personalized guitar instruction, training, coaching, and mentorship as I do. I am devoted to each and every students success and I always go the extra mile for them. The greatest rewards that I receive from teaching guitar is seeing my students progress and grow as guitarists and musicians and how that changes them as human beings. They become more self confident, more self disciplined and they develop a good work ethic, not only in learning to play guitar, but in many other aspects of their lives as well. They become more creative and artistic. Learning to play the guitar and understand music changes the way a person looks at the world and possibly how the world looks at them. Knowing that I had something to do with that brings me great pleasure.

Years in business

31

Times hired on Thumbtack

24

Number of employees

1
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      Lessons cost $40.00 per weekly one hour lesson when the student pays for four lessons in advance. If the student pays for lessons at each lesson, the cost is $45.00 for each one hour lesson. If I travel to the students home the cost is $50.00 for a one hour lesson. Lessons in the students home must be purchased four lessons in advance. All materials and texts are included in the lessons fees, There are never any additional or hidden charges.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I belong to a few music teachers organizations where the main goal is improvement through continuing education. I attended a guitar teacher and mentoring training program. I have taken courses in training children to play the guitar. I have taken courses in advanced music theory, songwriting and composition. I am also an active participant in several on line guitar teachers forums.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      I paid my dues as a musician. I played in bands, toured, performed as a solo singer/songwriter and did quite a bit of session work for a number of years. I also tutored other guitarists and taught guitar to beginners because I really enjoyed teaching. I began to enjoy teaching more than anything else I did musically and after developing my teaching skills for a few years I eventually decided to make it my career. I feel like teaching guitar is what I was put on this earth to do. Everyone has a calling, or a purpose in life and mine is teaching others to play the guitar. I am very fortunate to be able to make my living doing what I do best and love most.
    Coverage Area for Guitar Lessons by Rick Ellis is about 30+ miles of Huntington Beach, CA.