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raphael B.

Ridgewood, NY
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Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Flamenco guitar lessons with Raphael are unique because he grew up, and studied in Spain. And knows all the secrets that you can only learn by living, and working with some of the best Flamenco artists of today. He can teach you how to accompany singing, and how to accompany dancers. As well as teaching full solo pieces. He has been playing guitar for over 25 years, and has toured the world. As well as playing in the opening ceremonies in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympics. He has worked artists such as El Farruquito, El Toromb, and El Manzanita. Just to mention a few. Raphael also speaks Spanish, German,and English. And is a very patient teacher, and gives great attention to detail.

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About

raphael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:
2000

Hi! My name is Raphael, and I am a Flamenco guitarist. I've been playing for over 25 years, and lived in Spain for over 10 years. I have had the pleasure of traveling the world playing guitar and working with some of the best Flamenco artists from Spain, as well as here in the U.S. I am a full time guitarist, and if I'm not performing, or accompanying Flamenco dancers who come here to give workshops, or if I'm not composing new music, I am usually teaching. I love being able to pass on my experiences as a Flamenco guitarist to my students. I try and emphasize the importance of rhythm, and the accompanying of the singer. Which in Flamenco is the most important element. I also teach solo pieces for the student who only wants to play solo guitar.

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Experience

Guitarist
Jan 1999 - Present
Flamenco Vivo

Flamenco guitarist For Flamenco Vivo


Languages

Spanish, German, English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Foto from my first cd. Puertas Abiertas

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Solo performance in Phiadelphia

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From a Flamenco performance with Raquel Heredia in Philadelphia.

6 Reviews

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Stuart Aug 6, 2019
Flamenco Guitar · In studio

I have been taking Flamenco Guitar lessons with Raphael since I moved to New York. It has been a wonderful experience! There are a few things about him that set him apart from other teachers i have worked with:
1. He is extremely patient - but at the same time points out when you are not in compas. If you have played flamenco before you know how important it is to get that correct - and he holds you accountable to the compas which is very helpful.
2. He intermixes exercises and falsetas in a helpful way. My fear with flamenco is that I wind up with a lot of falsetas that I can't really play right. Raphael is not afraid of giving you some exercises to grind on to get your techniques and timing up to par.
3. He is well connected in the NY flamenco world so you know what is happening and can hear a lot of flamenco out in the city.

My experience has been delightful. If you are looking to learn flamenco guitar and want to sound authentic and in compas- I would recommend Raphael unreservedly. Also he is a great guy to spend time with which is always a plus!

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Nathalie Aug 5, 2019
Flamenco Guitar · In home

Raphael has been studying, teaching and performing throughout the United States and Europe with the top artists in the world of flamenco. Coming from an artistic family, he has grown up with the dedication,creativity and passion needed to become the unique musician he is. Raphael's vast knowledge and experience has helped people of all ages and levels of playing to learn, improve and grow.
Don't miss the opportunity to work with him!

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Marion Aug 5, 2019
Flamenco Guitar · In home

Raphael is both an inspiring performer and an excellent teacher! His lessons are focused, and challenging (and fun!), with musicality and technique presented in practice as inseparable elements, from day #1.

Beyond his obvious expertise —reason enough to seek out his teaching!—Raphael is patient, highly attentive teacher, with an excellent (and fast!) eye for details... As well, he’s a very, very nice guy!

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Peter Aug 5, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

My 10 yo son have had beginners lessons with Raphael in NY in spring of 2019 and he TOTALLY loved it.
Raphael was very skilled in a guitar of course, but he had a fantastic ways to communicate and create a friendly relationship with my son.
My son was always looking forward for the lesson to come.

Unfortunately we have moved to Michigan and now I need to find another "Raphael"...

I strongly suggest Raphael as your next guitar teacher !

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Solcito Aug 5, 2019
Flamenco Guitar · Online

Raphael is the most patient and loving teacher I had. He is the best!

Solcito Aug 5, 2019
Flamenco Guitar · Online

Raphael is the most patient and loving teacher I had. He is the best!

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