You've found an inspiring, motivated, and dedicated guitar instructor with 25 years of experience teaching, performing, and touring. (BA in Guitar Performance)
I'm always professional, positive, and I teach students in a fun, safe environment so students can further explore their unique strengths, abilities, and musical dreams.
By showing a student the best path forward, they build greater confidence, better performances, and succeed in achieving their goals.
**I collaborate with many extraordinary teachers to continually improve curricula that match the needs of a broad student demographic.
**Students have successfully reached beyond goals they set for themselves.
**Students who have had auditions for music conservatories and universities have passed their auditions with higher placement opportunities.
I love working everyday with children and adults who share the same love and passion for music as I do. To see a student's growth as a musician is a wonderful experience as a teacher.
I know that anyone is capable of performing music well. The science says music makes smarter, happier, and healthier individuals. My goal is to make that happen for all students.
Ray is great. Super personable and also professional. He wants to teach what you want to learn. Really easy to communicate with and flexible on lesson times etc. I'd recommend him highly!
Ray is a true professional and artist. And a skilled instructor! He has taught me a great deal about music and is extremely generous with his knowledge and time. I recommend Ray!
Ray knows his music and can teach to quite an advanced student but he also knows how to simplify things and play and teach very tasty, not too difficult licks.
Very informative, thorough, and easy to get along with.
I want to know what truly inspires the student to take guitar lessons. Every student is different so it's really important to create a curriculum that's tailored to their desired goals, schedules, and lifestyles. By showing the correct path forward from the very beginning, we can build their self-confidencee and inspire them to acheive much greater success.
Bachelor of Arts, University of MN, Minneapolis.
25 years of teaching hundreds of students from all backgrounds.
Please inquire about rates. Lesson Packages are available.
I was hired after college to work with grade school students in one-on-one and group lessons. I loved it and haven't stopped.
From pre-schoolers, K-12, special education, college-level, adults, and retirees of every demopgraphic and background.
Founding the New York Music Co-Op. The ever first music teacher-owned cooperative in NY history. See nymusiccoop.com for further details.
Ask yourself "what would my absolute ideal guitar teacher be like? Then find that teacher. One who really understands who you are and the best methods that fit you personally.
Find a teacher who can teach all styles, levels, and knows how to focus on every student as if they were the only one being taught.
Why do I really want to take guitar lessons? (No dream is too big).
How do you see yourself as a musician?
What do I absolutely want/need my teacher to help me with and what's the best way for them teach me?
What will keep me motivated to practice and when do I have time to do that?