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Savage Classical Guitar is now offering lessons with the following teachers: Carlos Quiros Rodriguez and Richard F. Sayage


Carlos Rodriguez-Quiros

Carlos is now our resident artist here at Savage Classical Guitar.  He is a former student of the incredible Rene Izquierdo and Ivan Rijos, both players of incredible depth of knowledge, guitar technique and music.

Carlos has a Masters Degree in Classical Guitar and Performance from UWM, where he was a teaching assistant for Rene at the University.  Carlos has been performing professionally since the age of 16, traveling worldwide, including Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Carlos is an incredible player, a patient and loving man, one who imparts the joy of life, music and appreciation for all that is good in this world.  You will thoroughly enjoy your time with him, where you will learn more about music, expression and playing technique than with most.

Carlos offers Virtual Lessons at a rate of $75/hour.

You can contact him in a number of ways:

  • Phone number – 787-342-6257
  • Email –



DominicanRepublic_091206_068rfsayage_headshots_02Richard F. Sayage

Lesson rates are $75/hour for adults, $50/hour for younger students.

My thing is to conduct a class much like a Master Class for accomplished players, interpretation, angular attack, positioning, analysis, etc.

Younger and beginning students of the classical guitar will be prepped and taught a number of methods, including old school exercises focusing on the likes of Sor, Aguado, Carcassi, etc

True beginners of the classical guitar should purchase:
Classic Guitar Technique, Vol 1 (Book & CD) (Shearer Series) by Aaron Shearer – which should be available from

We will work from this very simple yet effective method book for a number of reasons, but especially because I like the fact that there are duets that we can play together, while you are learning the technique.  It can be a lot of fun and that’s the whole point while learning.

My basic philosophy is simple, have fun, work hard, practice hard, play like an angel.

My address is 385 Central Ave in Bohemia, NY 11716.  This is where our gallery is setup with over 200 Concert Classical Guitars and over 80 Conservatory Classical Guitars, under $2500.  We record audio and video here as well.

My direct line is 631-335-5447 – email is rich at savageclassical dot com