Rick Barda

Address Redondo Beach, CA USA
URL http://www.drbop.com
Email rick@drbop.com
Instruments Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Keyboards/Synth, Theory, Ear Training, Composition
Musical Styles Jazz, Rock/Pop, Funk/R&B, Metal, Blues, Punk, Reggae, Acoustic/Folk, Country, Christian
Skill Levels All levels

Personal Statement

One of my greatest strengths is that I help my students to avoid the many pitfalls and dead ends that I've been a victim to - they can travel from point A to point B in the straightest possible line in the shortest amount of time, yet have the most solid, thorough foundation possible, all the while developing THEIR OWN HONEST, PERSONAL ART. I want to carry on in the tradition of the great masters like Dick Grove by providing an extremely substantial base of comprehension, while imparting a clear, overall perspective of how seemingly disconnected aspects of music and musical style can be grasped as a composite whole, thus giving the student the ability to SEE and HEAR everything so clearly that they truly can develop their own personal vision. I take pride in the fact that my students are in total control of their music in every way, can write in any style from Ragtime to M-Base, in any orchestrational setting, and with any degree of commerciality they may desire.

Teaching Details

Teaching Experience 25 Years
Teaching Location Studio in my home
Lesson Rates $50 per Hour.
Teaching Hours
Sunday: 7am-9pm
Monday: 7am-9pm
Tuesday: 7am-9pm
Wednesday: 7am-9pm
Thursday: 7am-9pm
Friday: 7am-9pm
Saturday: 7am-9pm
Musical Influences Dick Grove, Pat Martino, George Benson, Joe Pass, Tuck Andress, Charlie Parker, Dizzy, countless others
Performing Experience Co-founder and principal composer/arranger for Forecast, Crosswind, Rick Barda Project. Guitar for Mark Fitchett, many casuals and a few film scores.
Education & Training Grove School of Music Grad, MI Grad, Berklee School of Music, private lessons w/Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Tommy Tedesco, Robben Ford, and others. Books: Lydian Chromatic Concept, Most of the principal jazz arranging, jazz harmony, and film scoring books.