Raymond (Remi) L.

Raymond (Remi) L.

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Jacksonville, FL

About Raymond (Remi) L.

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Raymond (Remi) teaches: Males 5 to 80
Females 5 to 80
Teaching since: August 1980
Last sign in: Yesterday
Average response time: 9 hours

Overview

I completed musical studies at the Conservatory of Music of San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated MAGNA CUM LAUDE, with Majors in Musical Education and as a Performing Artist.
I am a qualified bilingual Music Instructor.
I have performed as a guitarist with several orchestras, musical groups, bands and as classical guitar soloist I have given numerous recitals and concerts.
I have worked as a Music Educator at the Social & Pedagogic Academic Institutes teaching pedagogic & didactic principles to teachers and at the same time I have been teaching classical and popular guitar at all levels and ages at several other music schools.
I wrote a guitar method “MELODIC GUITAR” for beginners from 7 years of age and up, and this method has been translated from Papiamentu into the English and Spanish languages.
Although my music background is classical, I play and teach popular music, which I love.
Just to mention a few guitarists who appeal to me: Carlos Santana, George Benson, Paco de Lucia, Julian Bream.
I also teach electrical and acoustic guitar, bass-guitar, piano/keyboard, ukulele, Venezuelan & PR cuatro, songwriting and music theory.
Music is an International language; a way to express inner feelings!
And Teaching it, is my passion!

*** Lesson Details ***
Studying with me will be more than moments of instruction and learning.
In addition to acquiring musical knowledge and technical skills, each class is really a musical experience.
The dynamic during class is focused on making music and in having fun, developing new technical skills and reaching your goals!
The Students will be constantly experimenting with various aspects of music: the Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm. I will be at all moments musically accompanying the student, developing his or her musical hearing pitch, musical aesthetic values, creativity, and artistic expression.
I offer quality Music Lessons!

*** Studio Equipment ***
A Studio equipped with comfortable chairs, desk, keyboards, guitars, white board, music stands, amplifier,
Parents can sit in on lessons

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Blues, Modern, Latin, Classical and Popular Music

Photos and Videos

TENDERLY (Walter Gross-Jack Lawrence) Played by Remi Lasten

Experience

Music Educator & Instructor Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Several Companies

Remi worked as a Music Educator at the Social & Pedagogic Academic Institute teaching pedagogic & didactic principles to teachers and at the same time teaching classical and popular guitar at Cultural Center Curacao Neth.Ant. at all levels and ages. Remi was the co-founder of the Curacao Guitar-Society (GISO), at present “KITARA KORSOU , N.A.”. He also was the vice-president of the PRODIM (PRO INTEGRAL musical DEVELOPMENT) Foundation. In the past Remi has recorded several records with different well-known musicians. On June, 1984 Remi gave a series of guitar Master-Classes.
During 2007 and 2008 Remi had a position as a guitar, bass guitar, piano and music theory teacher at “THE LATIN MUSICIANS INSTITUTE” in Puerto Rico

Education

Two Bachelor Degrees Aug 1975 - Jun 1980
Conservatory of Music of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Dutch, Papiamento Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Very High acknowledgements Jun 1980
THE NATIONAL DEAN'S LIST OF AMERICA & AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE.
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32 Reviews on Raymond (Remi) L.

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Rod P. November 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've been working with Raymond for only 2 months now. He has a very repetitive but very sensible, understandable, casual and likeably method of teaching. As a beginner, I've made tremendous advancements in my guitar etiquette and playing. He is wonderful to work with.
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Stacy C. October 31, 2014
Piano · In studio
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Remi has been a fantastic and dependable teacher. He has been providing piano lessons for my daughter and guitar lessons for my son. Both are in tae kwon do which equates to frequent reschedules and cancellations. Remi has always been accommodating and willing to work with us to make this work. As a teacher he exhibits the patience of a saint and is willing to go through lessons repeatedly and from different angles to ensure that the student 'gets it'. I have been, and continue to be, very satisfied with Remi.
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Jennah C. October 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
As a new student of piano and music in general, I was hesitant to start lessons at my age but, Remi is very kind, patient and knowledgeable on the subject. He has made my training a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend him to any new students like myself. I look forward to more lessons to come.
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Alex K. August 4, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
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I have been taking classical guitar lessons with Remi for about a month now and so far my experience has been very positive. Remi is an excellent musician with robust knowledge of theory and technique. His experience and background is impressive as well.

As a teacher, Remi is very patient and works with you to help you understand music theory and improve your techniques. He is focused on making his students well-rounded musicians and has a long-term view in mind with his teaching style, which I appreciate. His sessions are very casual and have a relaxed feeling.

Overall, I rate him very highly as an instructor and I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to learn an instrument in which he has proficiency.
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Volga Seijo May 14, 2014
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Raymond is a talented and exceptional teacher.
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Nicole, C May 14, 2014
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I think he is an excellent teacher
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Melissa S. April 26, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Life Enriching

I take Skype lessons with Raymond and used to take in-person lessons before I moved out of state. Raymond is such an excellent teacher and musician that I could write a very long review. Starting from the very first lesson, he put me at ease. He knows guitar and musical theory like the back of his hand, and with a few well-chosen explanations, I am always surprised at how much I learn and how much fun it is. He has a gentle personality, a wonderful sense of musical expression, and a great sense of humor. Hearing his beautiful playing is tremendously inspiring. He is always kind and encouraging and has sparked a dedication in me that I am truly proud of.
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Valarie L. April 5, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Raymond is a wonderful piano teacher and seems extremely knowledgeable with many other musical instruments. We love going to piano lessons every week!!
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MayraB March 6, 2014
Excellent Professor

I strongly recommend him as an excellent professor of guitar.His teaching method help me a lot in my guitar classes. He really has strong knowledge in teaching music.I had learn a lot playing the guitar from him. He is an enthusiastic professor with his students.
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JosephSeijo March 6, 2014
Amazing Teaches

I wanted to learn guitar and I found this teacher. With his method I learned smoothly and quickly. I recommend this teacher to anyone who wants to learn an instrument. This is truly a 5 star music and instrument education.