Rick Pruitt began playing guitar in High School in New Mexico where he was exposed to popular music as well as Classical and Flamenco. He started his formal music training at Bates College in Maine. He continued his guitar training with Flamenco Maestro Rene Heredia in Denver while attending the University of Colorado where he studied Classical Guitar with Charles Wolzien. Rick received his BM in Classical guitar performance from the University of Miami under the guidance of Cuban guitarist Juan Mercadal. He currently performs regularly as a soloist and in group settings and teaches students at his home studio in Lafayette. Rick has been a certified Suzuki instructor for over 15 years.