TEACHING

Ricardo has many years of experience working creatively as saxophone and clarinet teacher. In the last 10 years he has worked as music teacher in different educational instituions and projects: North London Music Centre as sax and clarinet tutor, while in the UK, teaching students of all ages and backgrounds including the preparation of students for the ABRSM grade exams both in sax and clarinet as well as theory exams.
Since he moves back to Madrid Ricardo keeps working as sax and clarinet tutor, students combo leader and music theory for different music institutions like Escuela Mucipal de Musica y Danza de El Escorial, Musicart or Taller de Músicos de Madrid.
Ricardo also continues with his work as private sax and clarinet tutor.

WORKSHOPS

For more than a decade workshops in improvised music has become one of the major educational activities for Ricardo.

He understand that music, and moreover improvised music, can be best taught within a context of interaction and mutual teaching, therefore his role as a workshop leader must be understood as a facilitator of musical and sound experience in group.
His workshops revolve around several core ideas and concepts such as the act and different forms of listening, the re-examination of one owns personal, social and musical boundaries in the context of music making, the relationship with your instrument, the role of the player within the ensemble, the re examination of genre and styles, the relationship between composition and improvisation, etc.
Ricardo has given worshops at Brunel Univerisity (London), FIL (Festival de musica improvisada de Malaga), Festival Abaetetuba de musica improvisada de Sao Paolo (Brasil) or Festival de Jazz de Mar del Plata (Argentina).

During his years in London he developed a project with English cellist Hannah Marshall to give music improvisation workshop throughout London.

In recent years Ricardo is being giving annual workshops in free improvisation for music and dance for the Collective Raras Músicas (Madrid), as well as other private or official projects and institutions such as Orquesta Entengerengue (Jerez de la Frontera), Conservatiorio Superior de Música de Málaga or the dance company La Clá.