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Ray M.
Arlington, Texas
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Ray M.
Arlington, Texas
Learn the fundamentals of classical guitar and build your music skills.
Beginner to intermediate. Classical guitar requires heavy emphasis on fundamentals, such as proper sitting position, rest strokes and free strokes, etc., as well as theory and overall practicing technique.
About Ray M.

Born in Arlington, Texas, I began playing guitar and bass guitar in high school. After studying for several years under Joey Faust, I studied Jazz, Classical Guitar, and Music Theory at TCC in Fort Worth. I began teaching in my free time to friends and family in 2003; by 2008 I was teaching full time, my students ranging in age from 3 to over 70. I also play piano, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, and auto harp. *** Lesson Details *** I believe lessons should be fun, so all lessons are tailored to the individual student, based on the student's interests and goals. Students are free to progress at their own pace, and to choose their own learning material. Styles and techniques include Rock, Country, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Shred, Slide Guitar, Classical Guitar, and Slap Bass, to name a few. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in my home studio are definitely more beneficial to the student, because I have all my toys here! Besides having all of my other instruments here for demonstrations, or being able to freely change between electric or acoustic guitar for example. I also find that students who are at home (especially the children) tend to be more distracted, whether it's from lack of privacy due to the area chosen for the lessons, or often (again, this goes especially for the kids) there are pets that they like to play with while I'm trying to talk to them. When they're guests in my home, however, I find I have their strict attention. *** Specialties *** I am primarily a guitar player specializing in electric lead guitar and solo acoustic guitar/vocal performance. I also teach beginner to advanced bass guitar, primarily finger-style.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Instructor details
Classical Guitar
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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$34
45 minutes
$43
60 minutes
$52
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First 3 lessons
$30
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Teacher's Studio

Ray is very knowledgeable and personable! He is very well versed in guitar teaching and makes it easy to understand.

Posted Feb 5, 2023
Teacher's Studio

Mr. Ray is an excellent teacher , he takes the time out to show you step by step the important things you need to learn how to be a good player. His saying is " It doesn't matter how much you take lessons , it all depends on how much you spend time learning your craft at home.

Posted Feb 4, 2023
Teacher's Studio

Ray is a really patient teacher. He made me comfortable and really took the time to know what my goals. Super excited for my 2nd lesson!!!

Posted Sep 18, 2022
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Music Instructor
Oct 2011 - Present
City of Arlington, Texas
In addition to private lessons, I also teach weekly guitar and piano classes at Hugh Smith Recreation Center in Arlington, Texas.
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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Instructor details
Classical Guitar
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Valley View drive
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$34
45 minutes
$43
60 minutes
$52
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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