Rafael Ramirez

Rafael R.

Tampa, FL

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I will get you prepare for any audition, orchestra excerpts,etudes, scales,arpeggios,Etc
,Middle School,High school,College,University or just regular school.
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Rafael teaches



Rafael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 1997

Rafael Ramirez,Artistic Director of Tampa Bach Society and founder of Music Educational Tools, was born in Caracas- Venezuela, where he began musical studies through El Sistema (famous Venezuelan music program) in 1992. After immigrating to the United States, he studied at the New World School for the Arts/University of Florida where he earned his Bachelor degree with Honors. Rafael Ramirez holds a Master Degree from Florida International University, an Artist Diploma and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from University of Miami.
As a music educator and active performer, Dr. Ramirez has created didactic tools to aid string performers to acquire the necessary skills to develop technique.
Dr. Ramirez had worked as a string teacher at El Systema in Venezuela,Miami Greater Youth Symphony,Miami Music Project,Florida Youth Orchestra and Miami Children Orchestra for peace.

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Principal Violist
Oct 2016 - Present
Imperial Symphony Orchestra

Principal Viola player

Viola Teacher,Chamber Music Coach
Jun 2007 - Present
Greater Miami Youth Symphony

Summer camp teacher,Viola teacher, Chamber music coach, sectional coach.

Teaching Artist
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Miami Music Project

Viola, Violin teacher. String sectional coach, String conductor,private lesson teacher.


Doctoral in Musical Arts DMA
Aug 2009 - Apr 2013
University of Miami
Artist Diploma
Aug 2008 - Apr 2009
University of Miami
Master in Musical Arts
Aug 2006 - Apr 2008
Bachelor in Music
Jan 2004 - Apr 2006
University of Florida


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


3rd PLace, State Mandolin Competition,Capacho-Tachira Venezuela
Jun 1997
Capacho Mandolin Festival
2nd place,State Mandolin Competition, Capacho-Tachira Venezuela
Jun 1996
Capacho Mandolin Festival

Photos & Videos

Video samples- Mandolin,Viola,etc
Educational concert
PK group Miami FL

Viola class group

Viola class fun

Orchestra rehearsal

Violin class


3 Reviews

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Michael Sep 4, 2016
Viola · In studio

Mr. Ramirez performed with the South Beach Chamber Ensemble for many years in south Florida. He is an excellent viola player, a great colleague and good friend. I also worked with him at the Miami Music Project. He was an able and patient teacher.

Maria Aug 27, 2016
Violin · In studio

He has lots of experience, students advance fast and with an excellent technique. They love him!

Maria Aug 27, 2016
Viola · In studio

Excellent, knowledgable very professional; kind and fun is the way a describe Rafael.Ramire

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