Home > The West Music Blog > Cedar Falls Teacher Feature: Rick Oltman
West Music Blog

The West Music Blog


Subscribe
Cedar Falls Teacher Feature: Rick Oltman
By West Music Cedar Falls
10/30/2012 3:12:00 PM

Rick has amassed his guitar teaching skills from years of professional playing. He has participated in independent guitar studies and took Jazz Improv courses at UNI to round out his skills.

Rick has performed professionally since 1966 and has over 40 years of experience playing the guitar and bass guitar. “The Nationals,” “The Red Rooster Band,” and “Puddin Truck” are a few of the several local bands with whom he has played. Rick enjoys biking, running, and walking and spending time outside. He has a background in computers and spends time ‘fiddling’ with them to get them to work better. He also plays the trombone and enjoys blues and country music.

Rick recently played a solo acoustic gig at New Aldaya. He is building up his solo repertoire, so he can branch out into some solo playing. Rick has many memorable music memories, but one in particular was in his young days. He was traveling between towns when his car caught on fire. He quickly grabbed his guitar and “tossed it out of the way”. After the fire fighters had the flames out they started to help Rick look for his guitar. In his effort to save his instrument he had tossed it clear over the ditch and fence into a cornfield.

Click here to sign up for lessons with Rick!




Tags: Rick Oltman, Cedar Falls, Teacher Feature, guitar teacher
Categories: Conservatory
Bookmark and Share

Comments:

No Comments have been submitted.

   
 
Write your own comment
 
  Your name (required):  
   
  Your email address (required):  
     
  Your website address (optional):  
   
  Submit a Picture No larger than 250kb (optional):  
   
  Submit a video via URL (optional):  
   
  Your comments (required):  
   
   
 
Text From Image:
 
   
 
Categories
Band & Orchestra (94)
Classroom Furniture & Equipment (12)
Company Culture (71)
Conservatory (347)
Contests (12)
Drums & Percussion (26)
Extraordinary Associate of the Month (49)
Guitars & Folk (36)
Kids & Movement (26)
Live Sound, Recording & Software (4)
Mariachi (11)
Music Advocacy (54)
Music, Books & Resources (62)
Music Education (96)
Music Therapy (55)
Orff (15)
Pianos, Digital Pianos & Keyboards (23)
Press Releases (17)
Recorders (16)
West Music Cedar Falls (66)
West Music Cedar Rapids/Marion (110)
West Music Coralville (148)
West Music Decorah (3)
West Music Des Moines Piano Gallery (58)
West Music Dubuque (1)
West Music Quad Cities (77)
 
Recent Posts
Starting a Ukulele Program in Your Classroom: Part 1 of 6
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
How Parents Can Help Their Young Musician
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
How Music Helps Kids Excel in School
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Alice Golden - A Teacher and a Friend
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Practice Tips for Young Musicians
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
It’s Science! Basic Acoustics for Musicians and Music Lovers
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
First Time Trumpet Players
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
First Time Trombone Players
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
First Time Tenor Saxophone Players
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
First Time Percussion Players
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
 
Request a catalog to be delivered to your door
REQUEST NOW
McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams