Testimonials for Rick Washbrook Guitar Lessons of Aurora, Ontario
I first met Rick around 1995. Having been a guitar player myself for over 30 years I had heard of his playing but up until that time I had never heard him play. From the very first song that Rick played, he totally blew my mind. Rick is the very rare combination of a guitar player and vocalist with unbelievable technical skills and a musical soul.
As I was a teenager in the late 60?s, I have seen just about every major act ever that came through Toronto and Rick Washbrook ranks as one of the finest guitar players I have ever seen. He transcends the normal musical genres with his unique blend of Jazz, Flamenco, Rock and Blues. Every time I listen to Rick’s play he humbles me as a musician. It has been one of the great treasures of my life to not only rank among Rick’s fans but to also be able to call him my friend!
High School Music Teacher
I love listening to music and singing along. I was one of those who would say I wish I could play guitar.
And then one day I decided I would stop wishing and take lessons. I was particular who I chose for a guitar teacher. I had learned piano as a child and did not want to repeat that experience with boring scales and repetition. I was not interested in taking lessons from a typical music school.
I was extremely lucky to find Rick. He is able to intuitively understand what I need to learn to play. We choose songs that keep me interested and I am excited to learn. I learn the different chords and riffs by playing (and singing) the songs. Rick keeps me learning at a pace that is well suited to me. He gently gets me to slow down when I am rushing. He has an amazing ability to instinctively set the pace for my ability to learn.
In a few short months, I am playing a range of songs and singing my heart out. I am not quite ready to go on the road- though I would if I had Rick by my side- singing with me and doing back up! Did I mention he is a great singer!
I never thought I would feel so passionate about learning guitar. I have Rick to thank for it. If you are nervous about learning guitar but always wanted to play, don’t keep putting it off.
I have been studying guitar with Rick Washbrook for over a year now. It is amazing how quickly Rick can pull the notes from the solos by ear for me. I have been playing for 20 years. I first came to Rick to work on my slide guitar playing and now I have a ton of licks and feel more comfortable how to play them more in pitch.
Now we are working on all aspects of the guitar. What I like the most about Rick is his enthusiasm and his dedication to really want to see me get better. Every lesson there is something new. He has a great recording studio and makes me loops of songs so I can practice at home my guitar parts and vocals, and he always makes a video of our lessons for home work. I suggest Rick Washbrook to anyone for Guitar Lessons.
I have studied with Rick Washbrook for a year now in vocals and guitar.
Out of all the music teachers I have had, Rick has been the most
experienced and versatile teacher. I have taken lessons from many music
stores and get more time and quality per dollar with Rick. He is by far the best music teacher, I have ever seen including private lessons, elementary and high school.
critic jazzreview.com USA
If the sign of an artist is the melding of chops/technical proficiency
and soul, Washbrook's guitar playing is the work of a maestro. An
articulate musician, deeply joyful, soulful, and spiritual.