Weekly lessons with camaraderie, motivation, fun, and depth
$500 for a ten-session group class
($50 per class)
Guitar, Theory, and Ear Training in person or on zoom
$150 per lesson with Richard Miller
(discounts available for bundles)
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Richard Miller is the main instructor for online guitar classes.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Richard Miller has performed extensively throughout the United States and Latin America in concerts that explore his roots in Brazilian choro, American Jazz, and classical guitar. Recent credits include: a special performances for Pope Francis and for President Obama; music director for the Kennedy Center's production of Olivério, A Brazilian Twist, a residency at Club Bonafide in New York Cityl; New York jazz clubs such as Iridium, BB Kings, Cornelia Street Café, Zinc Bar, and DROM; concerts and lectures at Texas Southern University, University of Florida, Georgetown University, Baruch College, College of Charleston, James Madison University, UPenn, NYU, Middlebury College, among many others.
Richard earned a Ph. D. in music theory from Catholic University of America and a Masters in guitar performance from Manhattan School of Music. He taught music theory and ear training at Columbia University for eight years and has just relocated to Southern California. Lambert Academic Publishing recently published his book, "The Guitar in the Brazilian Choro."
A long-time practitioner of yoga and surfing, Richard created the Balanced Guitar retreat to enable students to learn a holistic lifestyle that will ensure many years of healthy and creative guitar playing. The guitar/yoga/surfing retreat in Costa Rica takes place yearly in January (www.balancedguitar.com). Balanced Guitar has recently launched online guitar classes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Balanced Guitar has partnered with Music On The Inside (a prison music education program), where Richard is Master Teacher to curate an online concert series entitled “Music While We’re Inside,” also in response to the pandemic. Music While We’re Inside presents an online concert every Sunday at 6pm Eastern Time.
Richard now resides in San Diego California, where he surfs, teaches and performs.