Jazz, Rock, R&B
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
B.A. Music - Berklee College of Music
M.A. Music - New England Conservatory
With more than 10 years of teaching experience, Rihards has a BA degree in Performance from the Berklee College of Music, and a Masters Degree in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory of Music. Proficient in teaching a wide range of music genres including, but not limited to: Jazz, Rock, Blues, Classical, Pop, R&B, Funk and Electronic Music, he offers both individual and group private lessons on guitar, ukulele, bass, composition and music theory.
His teaching philosophy is based on the understanding that each student brings a different set of interests and motivation to the teaching session, and Rihards builds a teaching plan which reflects these individual needs with kindness, patience, and positive reinforcement, and a strong belief that learning to play a musical instrument can and should be fun. He has worked with children as young as six years of age, high school and college students, and adults of all ages.