Ric is an award-winning arranger-composer who teaches all subjects relating to music composition including arranging-songwriting & production. Ric has taught at colleges, universities, conservatories, workshops and teaches privately at his studio and also online worldwide. He also teaches and tutors for various organizations. Ric holds an MM in composition (completing) and has studied privately with many well-known composer-arrangers. He is also certified to teach Schillinger studies (theory). Ric is on the Board of Directors for the College Music Society, South Central Chapter (Jazz) and is the author of books and articles which have been endorsed by musicians from American Idol & The Voice. Ric has students of all ages and styles from beginners – advanced. Recent students includes students from Berklee College of Music and Liberty University. COMMENT FROM STUDENT: "Hey Ric, I just wanted to let you know that I took my entering placement test over theory today and I knew EVERYTHING on it! I am so thankful for all that you did to help me get where I am! You are such an amazing teacher and I hope to work with you again in the near future. Thank you so much" (D.T. - Berklee College of Music). *** Lesson Details *** I have a quiet and comfortable teaching studio. Many of my students are online. I have a very good online system for teaching and have students worldwide. My basic teaching philosophy is that I teach the student...with the subject. Each student is unique to me. I allow students to send me materials (via email) before each lesson that I review beforehand so I come to the scheduled less time prepared. I also have a recording studio that allows students to "hear" as well as see (if it is on paper) their results. I frequently blog and write articles for other website journals and send out notices to students using various social media. I use various textbooks and other supplemental materials so that a student has materials that gets them from "A" to "Z" in a measured way. *** Studio Equipment *** Finale DAW - Reaper Many other programs used for teaching and recording online. *** Specialties *** All subjects related to the Composing and Production of music.