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Raymond A.
Jonesboro, Georgia
Master the piano with a classical and jazz trained pianist
Hello, my name is Ray and I enjoy working with students from the ages 7 and up. I have been teaching for 30+ years and my passion for music instruction and development has only grown stronger with age. My background in music covers jazz, Latin, classical, pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and blues. I also customize instruction for individuals who are producers and want to strengthen their keyboard skills as well. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you or your child!
About Raymond A.

Hello everyone. I have a classical and jazz piano background. I have performed in various ensembles to include, concert bands, big bands, jazz combos, R&B, Pop, Rock, country, Latin, and worship music. I teach beginners, intermediate and advanced levels in various piano styles as well as improvisation. I look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1984

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Music Production In Studio One

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Raymond A.
Jonesboro, Georgia
Master the piano with a classical and jazz trained pianist
Hello, my name is Ray and I enjoy working with students from the ages 7 and up. I have been teaching for 30+ years and my passion for music instruction and development has only grown stronger with age. My background in music covers jazz, Latin, classical, pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and blues. I also customize instruction for individuals who are producers and want to strengthen their keyboard skills as well. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you or your child!
About Raymond A.

Hello everyone. I have a classical and jazz piano background. I have performed in various ensembles to include, concert bands, big bands, jazz combos, R&B, Pop, Rock, country, Latin, and worship music. I teach beginners, intermediate and advanced levels in various piano styles as well as improvisation. I look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1984

Education

Music Production In Studio One

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Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

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I have known Ray Akers for several years. He is a gifted and talented piano instructor, musician and music producer. Ray is very professional and detailed oriented with an exceptionally sharp ear. Working with him over the last 2.5 years has been a great learning, and rewarding experience for me learning piano theory and music production. Working with Ray has helped me tremendously to develop, elevate and improve my musical gifts and talents as a musician and music producer. I highly recommend Ray to anyone desiring to learn music theory or to develop their existing musical skills and talents. Peace and blessings Keith D.

Posted May 9, 2022
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I enjoy my piano class with my instructor. He's patient and knows how to get the best effort from me. Ray is a musical technician and has a passion for helping others achieve their musical goals. He's the guy if you want to take your music to the next level.

Posted Mar 18, 2022
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You learn a lot from him.

Posted Sep 23, 2021
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Piano
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$20
45 minutes
$30
60 minutes
$40
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30