Ralph Rotondo Studio

Ralph Rotondo Studio

5.0Exceptional(8 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I play and teach all styles of music and enjoy beginners just as much as advanced players. I also provide an added service for online students. I use the Jamulus Internet Jam Session server to connect to students that gives the fastest audio connection possible.


This removes all latency issues that you find on teleconferencing software like Zoom, Skype and others. Playing and grooving to the music together happens and it's like we're in the same room. There is no comparison! Adding this to enhance what I teach is a great way for me to combine my life-long music experiences with my IT background in a cool and fun way that makes online lessons really worth it.

I enjoy sharing the power of music and watching students grow artistically and personally. I truly believe in the healing power of music and feel humbled and honored to be able to help others discover it for themselves. Playing and teaching are my purpose and joy in life and where I feel I can do the most good in the world.


Hired 2 times
43 years in business
Serves Marshfield , MA
Offers online services

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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Paula S.

    He was very engaging and explained lessons well! My friend and I took lessons at same time and Ralph taught us how to play off each other!!
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    February 28, 2020


    Nick C.

    Ralph is a pleasure to learn from. He has decades of experience and is patient with your learning and progress.
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    February 25, 2020


    Michael N.

    I studied with the Ralph Rotondo studio for several years. Ralph is A pro’s pro and his experience and knowledge of jazz is vast. Ralph is a jazz guitar master whether it’s walking punctuated baselines, improvisation, theory, chord substitution, chord melody, intros, endings, Ralph covers it all. You will become a better guitarist studying with Ralph Rotondo!
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    February 23, 2020


    Tom H.

    You won’t find a better or more knowledgeable guitar teacher than Ralph. Ralph teaches guitar the right way including how to read music. Lots of other teachers treat the guitar as though it’s not a real instrument.
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    February 22, 2020


    Dan T.

    Ralph is an amazing guitarist first of all. But that doesnt make you a good teacher. What Ralph did for me was increase my skills at scales and voicings and he did it in an encouraging way. He didnt talk down to me or get frustrated either. He guided me from my skill level and ramped me up at my pace, knowing when to push -understanding the learning process. I have an education background, so I know what he was doing was setting up scaffolding for me to work from. I improved dramatically during my time with him - scales were at my finger tips and I could really knock out some great solos. It was a tailored experience geared to taking me where I envisioned I wanted to go. I went way beyond that. Ralph has a black belt in musical instruction.
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    February 20, 2020


    Karen B.

    Not only is Raulph a great musician, but he is also a great teacher. That combination is hard to find. He is able to adjust to the level and pace of anyone learning. He is dynamic in that he adjusts lessons to the person.
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    February 20, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    I explain that the study of a musical insrument involves 3 distinct things to learn at the same time, technique, reading, and music theory. These 3 parts are the physical, language and scientific/structure of what you'll be learning. This helps allow me to focus on technique first, with the student understanding that the other parts will be added after the basic skills of the hands are known. Progress in all 3 areas is much faster when technique is learned first.

    classical training as a youth. Guitar study and performance for 40 years. I have a education and teaching resume available on request.

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    I generally work like this for in home lessons:

    You enroll by pre-paying for 2 lessons up front to my PayPal account that you can find with my email [email protected]

    This is to reserve your weekly appointment and will eventually pay for your last 2 lessons with me. You must keep your weekly appointment and any cancellation must be received 24 hours in advanced or the lesson will be paid for from the Paypal account. You must maintain 2 lessons of payments prepaid via PayPal to keep your weekly appointment so forfeited lessons must be paid into the Paypal account.

    You will have to pay for each lesson you take in person while enrolled. You will have your last 2 lessons pre-paid so when you give your 2 week notice I will teach you 2 more times without additional cost.

    I started by forming and rehearsing bands and playing in community orchestras. I worked as an assistant teacher and also had many private guitar lessons at a variety of places.

    from 4 years old to 82. All styles and levels

    Norman Greenbalm came to dinner at the restaurant I play at.

    Be ready to practice and get the most out of it.

    What do you picture yourself doing with the instrument.

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar