Rick Haydon

Rick Haydon is a Professor of Music at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where he is Director of Jazz Studies and head of the Guitar Program .He teaches Advanced Jazz Improvisation, Rhythm Section Workshop, Private Applied Jazz Guitar, supervises the Jazz Combo System, and directs the Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Rick has served on the summer faculties of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy, the Birch Creek Music Center and the Jim Widner Summer Jazz Camps. Rick has been playing guitar for forty-nine years and has studied with many of the Masters of Jazz Guitar. Among these are, Johnny Smith, Howard Roberts, Pat Martino, and most recently Bucky Pizzarelli (7-string)

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Edwardsville, IL

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


Professor of Guitar Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Clinic/Workshop Information

All aspects of Jazz Education.

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