Raycurt Johnson

Raycurt J.

Washington, DC

About Raycurt J.

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Raycurt teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: January 1990
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Raycurt J. aka "Fiddla", Violin-Viola-Voice-Piano-Rhythm-Dance and Event Productions.

Music is the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator.
We naturally expose our children to music to incite awareness and stimulate self-motivational learning practices within. Music, as a hobby or passion, you will discover the connection to other practical disciplines, such as, science and mathematics.

Mr, Ray's comprehensive 3 step courses.

1. Learn the basics of the music language and the idioms of Jazz.
2. Learn how to keep time, the ruler of motion in music.
3. Learn how to create a beautiful melody, the syntax of song and discover your creativity within the structure of musical thought
Also. realization of effective learning practice techniques
Basics of Improvisation and Composition.


It is well documented that exposing children to music and the creative arts is a prerequisite to fundamental logical thought processes and schematic reasoning.

Music is organic FUN for kids of all the ages! 4 years to 104. Lol
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Native of Washington, D.C. began at the age of seven on the piano. Singing in family church choirs and training with the D.C. Youth Chorale.
Began instruction on the Viola in the D.C. Youth Orchestra program.
Attended the Duke Ellington Performing Arts High School in it's inaugural year.

Recordings with artists throughout the U.S. and Europe. Presentations of jazz and classical ensembles with rotating artists for hire. With a variety of genres of music a formidable Violinist and Singer/Entertainer.

He has performed with notables such as Stevie Wonder,
Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, and Carmen Mac Cray.
Akademisches Festival Orchestra, Leipzig, Kammerorchester de St. Laurentius, in Dessau, Germany.
National Gallery of Art Orchestra, and the
American University Symphony.
Howard University Community Orchestra
La Fete Musique.
MTA-Music Under New York

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Photos and Videos

With music the world becomes a playground anywhere n everywhere. Malcolm X Park (Merridian Hill) Washington, D.C.

Experience

Workshop leader

Jan 2014 - Present
MusicNow Foundation, Inc.

Music Now Foundation, Inc. - a 501c3 (pending) organization dedicated to the support of live music to engage, enrich, and educate young artists through workshop programming, performance opportunities and musical mentor-ships nurturing creative and artistic growth.

1. Nightingale's Café & Coffeehouse performances
A gathering place for Live, Local and Homegrown Music !

Friday Nite Live Coffeehouses

Emporium of Musical Workshops: Songwriting, Performance Etiquette, History of Music,,,,etc
Magical Mentor ships for young artists

Piano, Guitar & Voice Lessons for At-Risk Youth
Music Now Coffee-rockers . . . Behind the Scenes news for Young Musicians distributed throughout HS music programs, coffee shops etc...

Partnership support with VH1 Save the Music Foundation to support
Music Educations in Schools throughout SE CT

Openning Ceremony Official

May 2013 - Present
FOUNTAINHEAD® Tanz Theatre Berlin.Germany

XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2013
FILM AWARDS

Education

Bachelors of Music Performance

Sep 1977 - May 1981
Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY.

Languages Spoken

Geman

Professional Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians

Jul 1991
AFM

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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7 Reviews on Raycurt J.

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J Jul 10, 2016
Violin · In studio
Raycurt is an amazing teacher. He's a musical genius but he's still patient with me even though I have little musical talent.
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Paul M. Jun 24, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Raycurt is encouraging and patient. He has made learning piano exciting for me!
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Dana R. Apr 7, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Johnson is a FABULOUS violin instructor. I haven't played in 20 years, and after a few lessons my technique is coming back. His teaching style is one where he pushes you beyond your expectations. He's an excellent teacher for beginners and experienced violinists. I also love that he is so talented in many genres of music...such a gifted violinist. Hope to play like him again soon. I highly recommend this teacher.
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Jesse C. Nov 23, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Raycurt has developed and implemented a constructive way for beginners to understand the violin, comprehend music theory, and figure out how to make this instrument sound good!

(It's not easy to do...)
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Mackenzie M. Jul 1, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Raycurt was extremely patient and a very skilled teacher. Would definitely recommend!!
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Evva A. Feb 20, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Excellent

I am an adult learner new to music lessons, and so was very anxious during my first violin session with Raycurt. I can't say enough about his professionalism and easy teaching style. We spoke prior to the meeting, and he told me what I needed to get started. More impressive, he showed up during a snowstorm! I highly recommend him.
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Sheila M. Jan 29, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
no comment

Raycurt is a pleasure to deal with. He is very talented and uses his talent to teach me the piano. He is patient with me through I am not a very good pupil.