Raymond (Remi) Lasten

Raymond (Remi) L.

Jacksonville, FL

About Raymond (Remi) L.

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Raymond (Remi) teaches: Females 6 to 80
Males 7 to 80
Teaching since: August 1980
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I completed musical studies at the Conservatory of Music of San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated MAGNA CUM LAUDE, with Majors in Musical Education and as a Performing Artist.
I am a qualified multilingual Music Instructor.
I have performed as a guitarist with several orchestras, musical groups, bands and as classical guitar soloist I have given numerous recitals and concerts.
I have worked as a Music Educator at the Social & Pedagogic Academic Institutes teaching pedagogic & didactic principles to teachers and at the same time I have been teaching classical and popular guitar at all levels and ages at several other music schools.
I wrote two guitar methods "MELODIC GUITAR" for beginners from 7 years of age and up, which has been translated from Papiamentu into the English and Spanish languages and "MELODIC GUITAR 2" which has been translated from Papiamentu into English.
Although my music background is classical, I play and teach popular music, which I appreciate.
Just to mention a few famous guitarists who's styles appeal to me: Carlos Santana, George Benson, Paco de Lucia, Julian Bream.
I also teach electrical and acoustic guitar, bass-guitar, piano/keyboard, ukulele, Venezuelan & PR cuatro, songwriting and music theory.
Music is an International language; a way to express inner feelings!
And Teaching it, is my passion!

*** Lesson Details ***
Studying with me will be more than moments of instruction and learning.
In addition to acquiring musical knowledge and technical skills, each class is really a musical experience.
The dynamic during class is focused on making music and in having fun, developing new technical skills and reaching your goals!
The Students will be constantly experimenting with various aspects of music: the Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm. I will be at all moments musically accompanying the student, developing his or her musical hearing pitch, musical aesthetic values, creativity, and artistic expression.
I offer quality Music Lessons!

*** Studio Equipment ***
A Studio equipped with comfortable chairs, desk, keyboards, guitars, white board, music stands, amplifier,
Parents can sit in on lessons

*** Specialties ***
Classial, Popular and Latin Music

**Cancellations**
All lessons must be cancelled with at least 24 hours notice, without exception

Photos and Videos

Recuerdos del Alhambra by F. Tarrega

Experience

Music Educator & Instructor
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Several Companies

Remi worked as an instructor teaching pedagogic & didactic principles to teachers and at the same time teaching classical and popular guitar. at all levels and ages. In the past Remi has recorded several records with different well-known musicians. On June, 1984 Remi gave a series of guitar Master-Classes.
During 2007 and 2008 Remi had a position as a guitar, bass guitar, piano and music theory teacher in Puerto Rico

My blog articles published by Takelessons in 2015

Blog Article links:
http://takelessons.com/blog/classical-guitar-tabs-or-sheet-music
http://takelessons.com/blog/guitar-lessons-for-kids-z01
http://takelessons.com/blog/7-easy-ukulele-chords-for-beginners-z10
http://takelessons.com/blog/classical-guitar-exercises-z01

Education

Two Bachelor Degrees
Aug 1975 - Jun 1980
Conservatory of Music of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Languages Spoken

Dutch
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Papiamento
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelors Degree in Music Education & Performing Art
Jun 1980
Organización Festival Casals y Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico

Graduated with high honors - Magna Cum Laude
in Music Education & Classical Guitar solo performing

Awards

Very High acknowledgements
Jun 1980
THE NATIONAL DEAN'S LIST OF AMERICA & AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE.

109 Reviews on Raymond (Remi) L.

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William Apr 25, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Mr.Raymond is a great music instructor. And I plan in the soon in the near future to return to my lessons with Mr.Raymond.
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Diksha S. Apr 18, 2017
· Ukulele · Online
Remi explained everything very nicely.His notes are really good and easy to understand specially if you're a beginner. And he is very patient.
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Leslie Mar 17, 2017
· Ukulele · Online
I have learned so much over the past couple weeks that I have been learning the Ukulele with Remi. I look forward to our lessons every single week and can't wait to learn more the next week. He is a fantastic teacher and I can't wait for many more lessons with him!!
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Noel M. Mar 16, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Mr. Remi is very patient with my daughter who is a beginner with no experience. She praises her when she remembers her cords and encourages her to practice on areas she struggles with. An excellent teacher!
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Srikanth Mar 15, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Best instructor ever
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Shawn Mar 8, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Remi is very talented and extremely patient. He has a keen eye and ear to be able to spot the little details necessary to improve one's performance. My son has already exceeded my expectations in music talent and ability thanks to Remi and we have a lot of fun experimenting with sounds that I didn't know were even possible with a guitar. The On-Site lessons are definitely a step above in quality compared to the online lessons, and worth the extra cost. As Remi likes to say, "It's not hard. It's challenging." And I might add, "It's fun too." Looking forward to the time when the student becomes the teacher.
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William U. Feb 9, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Wow, i heard he was good. I felt as though we connected quickly. Even though english is not his native language, he was able to teach me and get me learning within minutes. The session was 45 minutes long but it flew by and i was already looking forward to next week's lesson. Listening to him blend his guitar over mine as i played my assignment was awesome and inspiring. If you choose remi you will NOT regret it, he is a pro!
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jenny D. Dec 27, 2016
· Ukulele · Online
Very patient and understanding. I've been taking lessons for well over a year now and I learn more everyday. Raymond (Remi) always comes up with something new to keep the lessons fresh and to help keep me motivated.
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Shawn Dec 14, 2016
· Classical Guitar · Online
The lesson itself was very good and challenging. The only flaw was a technical issue with the video feed.
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Jeff C. Nov 25, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
I've been going to Remi since June and have made great strides, mostly thanks to his patience and excellent teaching style! I have learned so much from him in 5 short months.

If you're new to guitar, I would absolutely recommend learning from Remi!
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