Ramsey Castaneda

Ramsey C.

Pasadena, CA
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Ramsey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+

Teaching since:

I'm a professional musician, educator, and music researcher in Los Angeles. I graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in 2018, and have been on faculty at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) since 2015. I've performed on scores and soundtracks for movies and TV shows, on stage at Carnegie Hall, and throughout Disneyland.


Developer: music-theory-practice.com
Aug 2018 - Present

Develop online javascript music theory games and resources.

Adjunct Faculty
Sep 2014 - Present
Los Angeles College of Music

Courses include:

Advanced Music Theory
Big Band and Combos
Private Lessons
Brass and Woodwind Forums
Ensemble Workshops
Chamber Groups

Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
Michael Buble's 2018 album, Love.

Recorded saxophone on many of the tracks on Michael Buble's 2018 album, Love.

Director: Los Angeles Youth Jazz Ensemble
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
USC, Thornton School of Music


Doctor of Music Arts (DMA): Jazz Studies
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
University of Southern California
Master of Music: Jazz Studies
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Music (MM): Jazz Studies, minor in music theory
Aug 2007 - Jun 2012
University of North Texas


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Jazz Education Network
Jan 2017

JEN was formed in 2008 to help bring together the jazz arts community. It hosts an annual conference with concerts presented by students and professionals, a student jazz festival, workshops, research presentations and an exhibition area with manufacturers, retailers, schools and other jazz related organizations. JEN also offers many educational programs, from an outreach program, to mentoring and scholarships.

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North American Saxophone Alliance
Jan 2012

The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

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Photos & Videos

A solo in Carnegie Hall, 2014.
A solo at a USC recital
Performing in Disneyland with the All American College Band.

Recording in EastWest Studios, LA.

Photo by Ramsey C.

Photo by Ramsey C.

Photo by Ramsey C.

With James Morrison, Willie Murillo, and Gordon Goodwin.

In Disneyland with Peter Erskine.
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