About Rich Borum
Get to know Rich Borum
I started playing as a freshman in Marymount High School in 1964. I took lessons at Wallace’s Music
Emporium in Wilkes Barre, PA. I was playing every Friday and Saturday night onboard the Hudson River
Cruise in NYC from June of 1965 to August of 1967 as rhythm guitarist for The Nighthawks.
I joined the US Navy on August 29 1967 having recently received my draft notice from Uncle Sam. While
I was in the service I had a band on every ship and shore station I served from 01/1969 to 07/1983.
While I was in the Navy I taught several people to play guitar. In 1980 I was a guitar instructor for
Mountain Music in Gautier, MS from Feb to Nov while my ship was being built.
From 1983 to the present I have played in Rock, Hard Rock, Country Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Rock and
Blues bands in California, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois, and Texas.
I taught guitar to beginner, intermediate and advanced students privately, in El Paso, Texas from
October 2008 to July of 2020.
In the last five years I had between 20 to 50 students at any one time. Mostly Intermediate players, a
few advanced and some beginners.
I have been a member of Music and Arts Instructor faculty since February of 2022 as an Expert Guitar
and Bass Teacher. My strengths are are sight reading, music theory as it pertains to the guitar and bass,
exercises to improve finger independence, left and right hand coordination, and timing and rhythm
exercises and methods