Jim Rickevicius

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Suzuki & Traditional Guitar; Coordinator: Guitar

HCD Music

Hartt Community Division
F 19

Jim Rickevicius has been teaching in the Hartt Community Division since 1996. Along with teaching Suzuki Guitar private lessons and groups classes, Rickevicius enjoys teaching traditional guitar approaches in a variety of styles and coaching chamber music ensembles. He earned a Master in Music in Guitar Performance from The Hartt School, were he studied with Alan Spriestersbach. He has studied Jazz guitar with Rich Goldstein of The Jackie Mclean Institute of Jazz and received his training in Suzuki Guitar with Frank Longay, Bill Kossler, and Davis Madsen. Rickevicius is the guitar coordinator for the Hartt Suzuki Institute and also teaches at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn. He also loves sharing is love for music and the guitar with his two sons, Ben and Ryan.

My teaching philosophy is closely aligned with the mission statement of The Hartt School Community Division. The goal of my teaching is to enrich lives through the study and playing of music. Often, this goal is achieved through the philosophy of Suzuki education, as I feel this is the most effective approach for young students. Ultimately, I try to consider the best approach for each individual student.