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Rich Tarpinian

Rich is a guitarist and vocalist who has been performing in New York and New Jersey for over 20 years. He began his study of the guitar with classical instruction at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York.

Rich has studied various jazz styles with inspiration coming from guitarists as well as other instrumentalists. His style reflects influences from Jimmy Raney, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, in addition to many other current guitarists.

As a vocal stylist, he aims for a natural sound without regard to the time period of the selection. As a supporting musician in both live performance and recording sessions, Rich has worked with many area musicians as well as leading his own projects.

Along with a familiar repertoire, he has written and performed his own music. He teaches guitar privately and has taught in group settings through workshops. Rich plays a Gibson ES-165 and is a native of Massena, New York.


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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Trenton

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

OBJECTIVE To create a progressive environment for learning the guitar and music that is motivating, is filled with discovery and is adaptable to each student’s capabilities and needs. TEACHING/EXPERIENCE/METHODS Private lessons to students of guitar and bass ranging in age from 8 to 75 - beginner to intermediate. Teaching positions at: * Trenton Community Music School,Trenton, NJ * Golden Age Fretted Instruments,Westfield, NJ * Lou Rose Music Cente,Edison, NJ * Frank's Music Box, Hamilton, NJ Workshops: * Union County Community College - Focus on removing common obstacles to learning to speed development

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