Todd Richardson Guitarist/Instructor

*Guitar Lessons*

Hello and Welcome,

If you've been looking for a place to take guitar lessons then you've arrived at the right place. Guitar lessons from me are only $30.00 an hour. Lessons are given every monday in the Student Center Building room 350.9 located on the campus of Wayne State University. Please keep in mind that guitar lessons are to be made in advance so you must make an appointment a week ahead of time.

I teach progressive Rock and Jazz Fusion. I have an Associates Degree in Music from Henry Ford Community Collage, where I studied Jazz and Classical guitar with John Hall and Jazz improvisation with legendary jazz great Ed Nucelli. I'm currently pursuing a degree in Classical Guitar Performance at Wayne State University.

My musical influences are Vinnie Moore, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Jimi Hendrix,Yngwie Malmsteen, Wes Mountgomery, Richie Blackmore, Al Di Meola, Joe Satriani, Paco De Lucia, and Eddie Hazel. My Classical influences are John Williams, Christopher Parkening, Julian Bream, Scott Tennant and Andrés Segovia

Over the years I've studied with some of Michigan's best Jazz & Classical Guitar Players. They include Lee Dyament (WSU), Brian Roberts (WSU) John Hall (HFCC) Michael Bryce (UMD) Steve Carrier (WSU). I have also given concerts at the Southfield Public Library and The Under Graduate Library at Wayne State University. I often perform when there is a meeting of the Classical Guitar Society of Michigan on the 3rd tuesday of every month.

If your on the campus of Wayne State University and wish to leave a message regarding lessons I can be reached at box 46 in the Student Services Office located in the basement of the student center building. You can also E-mail me.

For those of you who are in the Lincoln Park area I teach guitar at A&R music on mondays from 4:30 to 7:30. If you're interested in taking guitar lessons you can e-mail me (Todd Richardson) or schedule a lesson at the store. Lessons are cheaper if you take them through A&R. If this is a better option you can contact the store and ask about there prices by e-mailing them or calling them at the number listed below.

My E-mail: MerlinRavenSong

A&R Music
Phone 1-(313) 381-2274
Fax (313) 381-3077

Listed below is a short bio, some essays I've done and a interview I did with Michael Jeup....Enjoy


Baroque and Classical Influenced Rock Music

Internet Radio Links

The Cult of the Virtuoso

Interview with Michael Jeup

But then a sight she'd never seen made her JUMP AND SAY "Look, a golden winged ship is passing my way" And it really didn't have to just kept on going. And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, Eventually...Jimi Hendrix


Linked below is Eddie Hazel's Guest Book. Eddie Hazel was one of the greatest African American Guitar players since Hendrix. For those of you who knew him or was moved by his playing feel free to sign. Eddie Hazel's Guest Book is brought to you from the people at

This webpage is deicated to the memory of Edward Earl Hazel (April 10, 1950 – December 23, 1992)

Free Your Mind and Your Ass Follow

When I heard the news that Rick James had passed away I was deeply saddened. Rick James was one of the Kings of Funk along with his long time rival Geroge Clinton. I have provided a link to his website and message board for those of you who wish to leave a message.

*LINK* Rick James

Rick James Message Board.