Rick Washbrook, Steel Guitar

A guitar teacher that is an experienced player can really get you in gear to move ahead with your music. A teacher that has years of experience can benefit you, and have a big effect on your playing. I have Read more…


Rick Washbrook, Man in Plaid

Private Lessons along with the use of the internet is the best way for you to learn to play the guitar There are a lot of choices available when it comes to instruction through DVD’s and books, but be careful Read more…


Rick Washbrook with Hat

Rick Washbrook has 38 years experience to share with you. “Rick Washbrook’s guitar playing is beautiful.” Guitar Player Magazine USA Jude Gold Editor Give equal attention to the musical skills you are learning and you will not feel frustrated because Read more…


The Lenny Breau Tribute “A Gypsy’s Bed” Q When did you first hear the music of Canadian guitarist Lenny Breau? “The first Lenny Breau record I heard was “The Velvet Touch of “Lenny Breau” – Live! I was 14 years old. Read more…


Rick Washbrook, Man in Pink

Let me tell you about Rick Washbrook. “I was fortunate to play with Rick Washbrook a number of times. Some of those were among my best musical experiences. Rick brings fire and passion, nuance and subtlety, never repeating him self Read more…


Rick Washbrook, Man in Plaid

The Tremolo Effect Tremolo is a musical term used to describe a particular technique used with various instruments to obtain a “trembling” effect, usually with all bowed and plucked instruments. Tremolo is well known as a classical guitar technique by Read more…


Rick Washbrook, Steel Guitar

“Rick Washbrook feels his music to the depths of his soul and it comes across and touches each of us with its intensity, its purity, its technique, and its honesty.  A master in a mixture of guitar styles, his music Read more…


Rick Washbrook, Roncesvalles-Tangooncesvalles Tango photo by Paul Lauffin

Blues is a musical art form I feel that lead the way for understanding Jazz. The blues progression is very simple but so many still have a hard time playing it.  The hard part to learn in a blues progression Read more…


Rick Washbrook, Steel Guitar

Bebop music came out after the Big Band Swing Era.  Bebop is a style that was very fresh to the audience’s ear.  This breakthrough emerged in the 1940’s and was still going strong in the 1950’s. It filled a void Read more…


Aurora and York Region Lessons & Tutoring When you first learn to play blues guitar learn the basics from someone that knows how to play the blues.  A lot of inexperienced guitar players are very weak at the turnaround section Read more…