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Funk/R&B Guitar Fundamentals

Dive into the cool rhythmic sounds of Funk and R&B learning essential techniques and vocabulary.

Playing Guitar

Improve your Groove

Funk and R&B are both styles that exude rhythm and technicality, while giving off a cool smooth vibe.  

In lessons, techniques such as right hand technique, left hand dynamics, and building a solid sense of time are the primary focus, followed by developing a knowledge commonly used chord and phrase vocabulary  for each of these styles.  

Developing a repertoire of tunes a student can perform is the end-goal when it comes to these lessons.

Gain performance experience at our recitals

Very similar to jazz students, funk and R&B students often have the desire to attend jam sessions in the future, however many students often don't know how to start to build up to it.

Preparing and performing tunes at our recitals twice a year is a great way to get your feet wet with performing, and is a great stepping stone to begin to start to attend jam sessions

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Recording guitar in Music Studio

Study in a language environment of your choosing

Recommended for students who would like to learn in environments that use both English and Japanese.

①English Only

Students with English as their primary language, and/or who would like to enjoy lessons only in English.

②Japanese and English Mixed

Students who would like to work on their English or Japanese,

with some support in their primary language.

③Japanese Only 

Students with Japanese as their primary language and/or would like to

enjoy lessons only in Japanese.  

Always know what the next step is with feedback every lesson

Each lesson comes with written feedback on your progress and your work.  Understand your strengths, and have a clear idea on what your areas to improve are. 

Gain a solid perspective on what you need to reach your musical goals.

Book of guitar Chords


"I went to Ryan because I was working on one of my first studio recordings but my playing just wasn't up to the producer's high standards.


Ryan not only patiently helped me improve my technique so that I could finish the recording but also gave me valuable information on how to think and create guitar parts like a seasoned studio pro.


The things he taught me have given me confidence to play in just about any situation and I couldn't have done it without his years of wisdom!" -30 year old musician


Come in for a trial lesson, and you will receive a consultation to create a solid plan to reach your musical goals.

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