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San Jose, CA 95124

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Teacher Profiles

Bio: Rick is a longtime and sought-after guitar and bass instructor in San Jose with over fifteen years’ worth of teaching experience, and over twenty years of live music performance experience.


Rick teaches all levels of guitar, upright and electric bass. He specializes in jazz, blues, and rock, and he uses that background to teach and perform all styles of music. Rick has extensive experience with Propellerhead Software’s Reason, Record, and ReCycle programs, having written MIDI sequences for sample series – most recently for their Electric Bass ReFill.


He has performed live instrumental and DJ sets with Ableton Live, and is also eager to share his knowledge of recording programs, including Avid’s Pro Tools and Apple’s Logic Pro. Rick has been teaching full-time since 1997. He has performed with several premier Northern California jazz, rock, and blues bands as well as in local orchestras. Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University.

Showcase Music Institute

Rick Silvestri

Instruments: Guitar, Electric and Upright Bass, Electronic Media

Specialties: Jazz, Blues, Rock

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