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Ray M.
Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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Learn to play the mandolin and different techniques from a mandolin specialist with years of experience
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Beginner to intermediate. Mandolin is mostly known for bluegrass, but in the last few years it's become quite prominent in country, as well as other genres. It's a very fun instrument, once one gets used to the size. Mandolin lessons mostly entail building a chord vocabulary, and maybe learning a basic scale or two. After that students are ready to learn tons of songs.
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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Mandolin
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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
Teacher's Studio

Excellent teacher. He makes it understandable and very encouraging.

Posted Mar 17, 2021
Student's home

Ray is very patient and takes time to explain everything in a way you can understand.

Posted Jun 30, 2020
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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
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Instructor details
Mandolin
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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