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Brian Rivers provides the very best in guitar instruction. Brian loves working with all ages and abilities and has helped many guitar players, songwriters and musicians to become the performers they have always dreamed of becoming. Brian is a music educator, award winning guitarist and graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music with a degree in Music Education with a specialization in Jazz Studies. Brian has extensive performance and recording credits and experience as both an acoustic and electric guitarist. Brian's home studio, Rivers Music LLC in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH. In addition to guitar lessons, Brian also teaches, bass, recording, songwriting, improvising, and music theory. Brian will help you to set goals and then give you the techniques and tools to achieve your goals.
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The Guitarist's Dilemma...
Tristan loves to sing and always wanted to learn to play guitar. Tristan’s dilemma was, “Do I take private lessons, or do I teach myself?” Initially, Tristan tried to learn online, but couldn’t progress and knew that it would be a good idea to take private lessons. However, the idea of going to a suburban music store chain or institutional lesson center wasn’t appealing. What Tristan really wanted was to be able to walk to a Gaslight Clifton home lesson studio and study with an experienced and well-respected instructor.
What Tristan didn’t realize is that Rivers Music had relocated from Hyde Park to Gaslight Clifton!
Then one day while reading the Clifton Chronicle, Tristan saw an ad for Rivers Music and decided to call. Tristan asked, “Can a beginner take lessons?” Brian explained that, yes, individualized lessons are available for students of all levels and ages! Tristan was concerned about finding a lesson time on the schedule because Brian often has a waiting list, but after visiting http://www.brianrivers.com/lessons.html to view the online calendar, Tristan saw it was possible to start today!
Now, Tristan comes to Rivers Music for lessons every week, and says, “I can’t believe the progress I’ve made! Brian provides me with the tailored feedback and innovative strategies that I was missing from online lessons.” Tristan is also discovering that playing guitar relieves the stress of work and school. “When I go to my lesson, it’s a 30-minute escape. Brian is so supportive and helpful, and I consistently leave my lesson feeling recharged and looking forward to practicing the new skills that I have acquired. I never thought I would be able to play guitar, and now listen to me!”
And the moral of this story? Don’t procrastinate learning to play guitar any longer! Quality guitar instruction is right here in our beautiful neighborhood of Gaslight Clifton! Contact Brian at Rivers Music and solve your own guitarist dilemma!www.riversmusic.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 513-335-0624.
~ Tristan is a fictitious composite character based on the comments and experiences of students at Rivers Music. Tristan could be you! ~
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Brian is a musician's musician with over 30 years of professional experience and credits. He regularly performs with Cincinnati's very best musicians and songwriters at concerts and music festivals. In his regular role as sideman, Brian is known for his dazzling guitar playing and artistic sensitivity which combine to support and bring out the very best in an artist and song.
Brian with Tracy Walker at the Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, OH
Brian with Tracy Walker Playing some Slide Guitar.
Thursday, June 13 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm with Tracy Walker at The BrewRiver Creole Kitchen 4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Saturday, June 15 - Time TBA with Tracy Walker at the Columbus Pride Festival
Thursday, June 27 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm with Tracy Walker at Fretboard Brewing, 5800 Creek Rd, Cincinnati. OH 45224
Thursday, August 8 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm with Tracy Walker at The BrewRiver Creole Kitchen 4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Friday, August 9 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm-Tracy Walker Band at Concerts on the Square: JAZZ NIGHT St. Lawrence Square, 3650 Warsaw Ave. Cincinnati OH 45205
Friday, August 16 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm with Tracy Walker at The Front Street Cafe, 120 Front Street, New Richmond, OH 45157
Thursday, Sept. 12 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm with the Tracy Walker Band at The Blue Ash Music Series, Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242
Thursday, Sept. 19 - Time TBD with the World House Choir, Levitt Pavillion, 134 S Main St, Dayton, OH 45402
Friday, Sept. 20 - Time TBD with the World House Choir, Levitt Pavillion, 134 S Main St, Dayton, OH 45402
Saturday, Sept. 21 - Time TBD with the World House Choir, Levitt Pavillion, 134 S Main St, Dayton, OH 45402
Saturday, Oct. 5 - 11:00am -12:15pm Cliftonfest - On Ludlow Street between Clifton Ave. and Middleton Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45220
Thursday, Oct. 10 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm with Tracy Walker at The BrewRiver Creole Kitchen 4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Saturday, Oct. 12 - 4:00pm with Tracy Walker at the Pig Roast, Indiana! Private event
Thursday, Nov. 14 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm with Tracy Walker at The BrewRiver Creole Kitchen 4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Industry Sponsors and Partners...
Brian is a proud to be a partner with Taylor Guitars. Brian plays a Taylor 916CE guitar because it is simply the very best acoustic/electric guitar available! When Brian visited the factory in El Cajon and learned about Taylor's commitment to quality and sustainability and Taylor learned about Brian's background and vision for the future of guitar education a partnership was born! Thanks to Taylor Guitars for their continued support and fantastic products!
If you have ever seen Brian play you know that Reverend guitars are his guitar of choice! Brian can be regularly seen playing either his Jetstream 390 or his Pete Anderson PA-1. Thank you to Reverend guitars for their continued sponsorship and incredible products! Check them out: http://www.reverendguitars.com
Brian is a DR Artist and uses and recommends DR strings to all of his students and guitar playing friends! Thank you to DR strings for their continued sponsorship and support.
Method Book will be available Fall 2019!
My guitar method book is done and is now with production staff, look for it in Fall 2020! Check back for more information soon!