Welcome to Rick Sparks Music

Rick Sparks

Our website combines the best elements of acoustic music ranging from live performance to instruction on all acoustic instruments.

Rick Sparks has spent the last 45 years either performing or instructing acoustic music ranging from folk, bluegrass and country to the most recent Americana genre.

His expertise on banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro and pedal steel guitar have entertained audiences for decades and his pleasing tenor vocals have allowed him to interpret the songs of John Denver, Michael Martin Murphey, Larry Gatlin and dozens of other musicians.

Enclosed in this website you will find your entry into numerous instructional opportunities including private lessons, workshops and Rick's popular Wernick Method Jam Classes.

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Rick, Karen and Rod Phillips performing with Michael Martin Murphey in Reno
(August of 2013)