Rich Campanella - Guitar Instructor
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Hired 18 times
11 years in business
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Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Country • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)
Details: 45 - 64 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Rock • Blues • Jazz • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location
Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read music staff • Electric • Jazz • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First, I get to know the student and their goals/musical interests. Then I design a personalized lesson plan for them that takes their goals into consideration and combines what they need to know to become successful musicians - ear training, proper technique, classic guitar songs/repertoire - with their favorite songs to keep them motivated and having fun while learning.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies and performance from William Paterson University, one of the most prestigious music programs for jazz in the world.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started seriously teaching about 10 years ago when I was hired to teach private lessons at an established music studio. At the studio, I teach 25-30 students per week and prepare selected students for a recital at the end of each school year. Also about 10 years ago, I began teaching group lessons at music summer camps. We organize students into bands (usually rock and jazz) and help them prepare for a professional recording session at the end of each week as well as a performance at a professional venue for family and friends. Before that, I taught private lessons while in high school. When I was even younger I would share what I was learning in my lessons with friends who weren't able to take lessons. I've always loved teaching!