Private Lessons Directory

Although we do not give lessons at Ardsley Music we do have a list of fine teachers and schools.
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Teacher Name

Jeanne Ricks

Major Instruments

Guitar- Acoustic & Electric, All Styles


New Rochelle New York



(914) 319-3220


[email protected]


On The Weather Channel, You’ve listened to my music for 14 years. I'm also an expert Recording and Mastering Engineer. I have degrees in both composition and engineering from Berklee College of Music….but, don't hold that against me. I've had my songs recorded by Chaka Chan & George Benson and my Self-Produced Guitar Instrumental 'Simple Pleasure' was such a fan favorite that it was selected for The Weather Channel's 1st commercial CD release, titled 'The Weather Channel Presents: The Best of Smooth Jazz' which was #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart ~ 7 weeks & features my skills as a solo Guitarist. https://

In 1990, I established & developed an independent business teaching children & adults how to fall in Luv with Guitar. It is, unquestionably a Joy in my Life. I luv to watch them progress and witness those 'Ah Ha' moments when they really connect. I also encourage them to compose music themselves from day one and create my lesson material around music that they already enjoy. Any music can be turned into a teaching tool.
-structure lessons around individual abilities and goals
-organize and coordinate scheduling.
• Use specialized software (Finale) to create materials to enhance learning and efficacy
-create individualized instruction materials including chord charts and fingering & vocal exercises
• Have taught Internationally conducts Jazz Improv & Performance Education workshops at The City Literary Institute (City Lit) in London, England.

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