About Richard Clark
Get to know Richard Clark
About me: I have been playing the guitar since 1982, started performing at live gigs in 1986, and began teaching guitar in 1990. After taking 4 years of lessons from a great teacher, I went on to get an AA in music from Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga before attending GIT in Hollywood for a year where I graduated in 1990. I've played countless shows over the years with cover, tribute, and original bands at casinos, bars, private parties, wedding receptions, and ski resorts. Along the way, some of my bands opened for notable national acts like Three Dog Night, Quiet Riot, Survivor, and Blue Oyster Cult.
I'm primarily a Rock, Pop, Blues, and Funk kind of guitar player, but, in all my education and experience, I've learned enough about Jazz and Classical guitar to help my students who have taken an interest in those styles as well. In over 30 years of teaching I've developed a good sense for the balance needed between maintaining a goal oriented program, designed to ensure we cover all the basics, and leaving time for the music the student likes to keep it fun!