Ramona Delgado

Ramona D.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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About

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

Teaching since:
February 2002

I'm a professional musician and audio engineer. I'm a classically trained pianist and I offer lessons in piano, guitar, voice, music theory, music recording, music performance and songwriting.

I received my music education from The Brooklyn Music School, Cornell University and the The Institute of Audio Research.

I perform in original & cover bands as a keyboardist and back up singer. I also do work for hire session recordings and have composed music for commercials and short films.

As an audio engineer, I record, mix, edit, arrange, master and program demos, EPs albums, mix-tapes, karaoke tracks and ringtones. I also produce as well. I co-own a project recording studio in Brooklyn, NY called Radian Studios.

I'm very passionate about what I do and I guarantee a creative, enjoyable and fulfilling experience!



*** Lesson Details ***
For piano and voice, I incorporate basic music theory methods but I also focus on ear training as well. My ultimate goal when teaching is for the student to have a visceral experience while playing or singing.

For audio engineering, I go over audio recording techniques and the tools & equipment needed to produce a professional sounding song.

I enjoy imparting my knowledge of music to others and I demonstrate that enthusiasm in my teaching style. I love relating what I'm teaching a student to his/her learning style. Figuring out how someone learns is a key component to my method and I'm a better instructor because of it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
lives in a brownstone three story home with recording studio f/w 88 keys seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano, a keyboard with 88 keys and sustain pedal.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, music theory and ear training

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Experience

Audio & Video Engineer
Nov 2013 - Present
First Live

Record audio & video for live bands at various venues across New York City. In-house audio & video recording engineer at The Knitting Factory and Arlene's Grocery. Provide post audio and video production services.

Education

Certification in Audio Engineering
Jan 2000 - Nov 2000
The Institute of Audio Research
B.A. Ethnomusicology
Aug 1995 - Aug 1999
Cornell University
B.A.
Aug 1995 - Aug 1999
Cornell University

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Audio Engineering
Nov 2000
Institution of Audio Research

Audio Engineering
Nov 2000
Institute of Audio Research

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2008

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Moni Melody performs Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer" with NYC cover band Happy Ending.
Moni Melody performing cover of Super Mario Bros. Underground Background Music. Played on the Roland Fantom 8.
This is a simple piano arrangement of "Fly" (originally perfomed by Nicki Minaj and Rihanna).
Moni Lessons - Alicia Keys Diary Piano with click. Intermediate Level.
Cover of "You're Not Here," song from Silent Hill 3 soundtrack by Melissa Williamson. Transposed with keyboard arrangement.
Musicians: Moni"Melody"Delgado, Diana Demetriou, Jaylee Kylan, Josh Keller Brian Elliott, Hari Ganglberger.
Ramona's piano performance of "Venetian Boat Song" by Felix Mendelsshon.
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30 Reviews

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Obsidian L. Aug 19, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

Ramona is a Great instructor, Very knowledgable in different aspects of music and instruments; also has a nice set up in her home. grateful for the experience and lessons.

Micaela F. Jun 29, 2017
Piano · In studio

I really liked her and look forward to my lessons.

Jessie May 4, 2017
Singing · In home

Moni is such a wonderful teacher! I am a beginner singer, and have been her student for about 8 months. From the very beginning, Moni was careful to give me a solid foundation to build upon. She has taught me some of the key essentials of music theory, and really helps me understand how to use my voice as an instrument. Added bonuses are that she records me in her professional studio and sends me the tracks, and she's very cool and easy to talk to.

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Jennifer J. Apr 12, 2017
Singing · In studio

I absolutely love this teacher! She is very detailed and smart. She mentions everything you need to know about your topic. She helped me greatly with my topic of singing and music. I strongly recommend this teacher!

Larina R. Mar 28, 2017
Singing · In studio

Great lesson

Patricia E. Feb 4, 2017
Piano · In studio

Very patient and knowledgeable. I enjoyed my first lesson and I'm looking forward to the next lesson.

Elkhane V. Nov 21, 2016
Singing · In studio

Mona is the best teacher you could find for any type of music. I came to improve as a singer, but I've improved as a songwriter and learned more about recording and live performance. As a person, Mona is also very nice and easy to interact with. She is a very patient teacher, and the results will definitely show.

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Melanie M. Nov 7, 2016
Piano · In home

Love her! Super patient, helpful, enthusiastic and so knowledgeable...she will work at your pace and do whatever she can to help.

Samuel S. Sep 1, 2016
Singing · Online

She's awesome

Brandon J. Aug 9, 2016
Music Theory · In studio

She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her work. I appreciate her style of teaching as she seems to love what she does and I look forward to learning from her.

Melissa Jul 22, 2016
Singing · In studio

Ramona was very knowledgeable, patient and considerate of my needs. I look forward to working together to accomplish my goals.

Kimeka R. May 23, 2016
Piano · In studio

I truly feel like I lucked up with Ramona. She's very knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. And she inspires me to want to learn more about music. I leave enlightened and enthused after every lesson. I'm so grateful for her expertise, patience, and constructive criticism. I couldn't ask for a better instructor! : )

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Jamie H. May 13, 2016
Piano · In studio

Ramona is very consistent, and very talented in all matters of teaching. She works really well with kids, especially in regards to the kind of learning they need. My daughter Chloe is an auditory learner, and really helped her learn in that way. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher.

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Mattie R. Feb 10, 2016
Singing · In home

wonderful first experience! Impressive! Looking forward to more lessons.

Sophia S. Feb 4, 2016
Singing · In studio

Ramona is an excellent instructor. She makes you feel comfortable as a student.

Deon G. Feb 3, 2016
Singing · In home

Absolutely loved my first lesson and I'm looking forward to the next.

Isaac S. Jan 9, 2016
Singing · In studio

I can see myself growing vocally, and musically if I continue my lesson with Ramona. I was comfortable singing when we met for the first time. She know how to break the ice. Simply amazing. Thanx Ramona 👍🏽

Marley Jan 6, 2016
Piano · In studio

My daughter just had a first lesson and it went great. Ramona was very patient and engaging. My daughter said she had a lot of fun even though it was challenging. We are eagerly awaiting our next lesson.

Eddie H. Dec 17, 2015
Singing · In studio

She is the best I took my first lesson with ms Delgado and I had a super good time and I learn a lot from ms delgado i can't wait for my other lesson with ms Delgado

Ray W. Dec 1, 2015
Piano · In studio

The best!!! Very patient, very knowledgable and makes learning fun!!

Steve Nov 25, 2015
Guitar · In home

Ramona has been teaching our children guitar, piano and starting on composition. We are very happy and the kids love her.

Dominique T. Nov 20, 2015
Guitar · In studio

It's been going great, very supportive and attentive to the areas I need the most help.

Chivon B. Nov 20, 2015
Singing · In home

Knows her stuff. If you are looking to record music. She is an engineer and knows can really help you achieve your goals

Esther L. Sep 17, 2015
Singing · In studio

My daughter's confidence is soaring.everyone is commenting on her improvements since she's been working with Ms. Ramona! Awesome instructor...

Vesta C. Jun 7, 2015
Piano · In studio

Ramona is truly a musician and a knowledgeable, professional and delightful teacher. I was not able to continue my lessons due to family illness, but would take her again if I could.

Taahir J. May 21, 2015
Singing · In studio

Amazing absolutely no complaints.

Rayana R. Apr 24, 2015
Piano · In studio

My daughter loves her. Knowledgeable in her craft and patient.

Francesca H. Jan 7, 2015
Piano · In studio

Ramona is great to work with. In our first lesson she asked me questions about why I want to learn piano, and structured our lesson plans based on my goals. She's friendly, welcoming, and professional. Highly recommended.

Ron G. May 25, 2014
Singing · In studio

Ramona is a welcoming and moving teacher with the agility to work with a beginner like me! I came to Ramona having played guitar for many years but never having sang and never having learned theory or how to combine the two. She was able to identify confidently what I should work on and what she worked on w me. It's working well and now I'm hammering away on favorite songs and finally singing. Great to work with; very comfortable atmosphere as well. Highly recommend her.

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Latina P. Nov 27, 2013
Singing ·

Class Act

I had such a great time training with Ramona. She demonstrates professionalism, leadership and knowledge. Ramona is highly recommended and favored!! Tens across the board!!!!!

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