.Richie Smith has been playing guitar for 20 years though he began tinkering with various musical instruments around the house as far back as he can remember. He is self-taught and began exploring advanced chord theory during his teen years. Through that study he gained proficiency in composing and live performance, which he’s gone on to do in numerous bands through the years. These bands include James Cavern, Life in 24 Frames, and his own project Trophii with co-writer Lindsey Pavao. Richie also enjoys studio session work as a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. As an instructor he provides his students with the tools necessary to access their unique creative strengths when playing the guitar. He is a chameleon of a guitarist who enjoys a variety of musical genres. He’s well suited to getting beginners going with solid fundamentals and aiding intermediate to advanced players with expanding their theoretical understanding. Developing creativity, proficiency, and most importantly, fostering enjoyment are his greatest strengths as a teacher.
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