Business Member Sites
in Aurora, ON and area
New (most recent first)
I first met Rick around 1995. Having been a guitar player myself for over 30 years I had heard of his playing but up until that time I had never heard him play. From the very first song that Rick played, he totally blew my mind. Rick is the very rare combination of a guitar player and vocalist with unbelievable technical skills and a musical soul. As I was a teenager in the late 60?s, I have seen just about every major act ever that came through Toronto and Rick Washbrook ranks as one of the finest guitar players I have ever seen. He transcends the normal musical genres with his unique blend of Jazz, Flamenco, Rock and Blues. Every time I listen to Rick’s play he humbles me as a musician. It has been one of the great treasures of my life to not only rank among Rick’s fans but to also be able to call him my friend!
I love listening to music and singing along. I was one of those who would say I wish I could play guitar. And then one day I decided I would stop wishing and take lessons. I was particular who I chose for a guitar teacher. I had learned piano as a child and did not want to repeat that experience with boring scales and repetition. I was not interested in taking lessons from a typical music school. I was extremely lucky to find Rick. He is able to intuitively understand what I need to learn to play. We choose songs that keep me interested and I am excited to learn. I learn the different chords and riffs by playing (and singing) the songs. Rick keeps me learning at a pace that is well suited to me. He gently gets me to slow down when I am rushing. He has an amazing ability to instinctively set the pace for my ability to learn. In a few short months, I am playing a range of songs and singing my heart out. I am not quite ready to go on the road- though I would if I had Rick by my side- singing with me and d