Ruben Ramos Guitar Lessons

Ruben Ramos Guitar Lessons

5.0 (1)
Best of 2021
31 years in business

About this pro

My teaching approach: "Patient, positive, and professional is my philosophy. I can with confidence, tell you that you are studying one of the best teachers you've had. Music is my passion and I love sharing it with others. For more than 28 years I've studied and performed with the best instructors for many years and have performed extensively here in town and abroad. You will find me patient and positive all along the way and making the lessons FUN! My method lays it out for you in a concise manner and I give you a practice routine you will need to reach your musical goals. My influences are Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Paco Peña, Jorge Strunz, Wes Montgomery, Luis Bonfa, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Alan Holdsworth. Jeff Beck, Paco De Lucia, Joe Satriani, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Joe Pass, Jaco Pastorius, Ray Brown, Eric Clapton, Andre Segovia, Clarence White, Django Reinhardt, My guitar lessons take place on Zoom or at the student's home with an outdoor area. This is temporary due to Covid precautions.

What makes my lessons great is my background in psychology. I've had extensive work in teaching the tools to reduce performance anxiety and depression. I'm always supportive of my students and strive to make the lessons fun and add context to the music you are learning.

I've been teaching and performing professionally for more than 30 years.

I have music Education from Mt San Antonio College, Pasadena City College, and Cal State University Los Angeles. During my time in school, I won numerous performance awards.

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Los Angeles, CA 90027
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1 Review


  • David Chambers

    Ruben is a super chill guy who clearly knows what he’s doing. I never felt embarrassed if I couldn’t do something, Ruben was always quick to help me learn and made things easy to understand. During lessons Ruben taught me scales, keys, alternate picking, and similar things that are essential to really knowing how to play your instrument. But he mainly taught me songs that I was really interested in learning, which other teachers had never done with me before. This really helped me learn a TON, not just about the music I liked, but music theory as well. I had lessons with Ruben years ago, and we are still friends, and I know that I can still ask him for help with something if I need it. Great guy, great lessons.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Evaluation. I see where the student is in their level. Have they had music in their background? Are they completely new to music education? Once I see where the student is, I devise a plan to help them reach their goals.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have extensive training in performance psychology. In fact I have a meditation exercise that include affirmations that were created with the assistance of Dr. Don Greene, a reknown psychologist who trains Olympic divers and professional musicians like myself.

I'm also trained in many musical styles. Jazz, Classical, and have extensive study in Pop, Rock, Metal, Blueegrass, Country, Brazilian Jazz, and Latin/Flamenc/Salsa music.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing is around $40 per hour. But with a monthly subscription plan, it can be lower depending on the plan.