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: Yesterday

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 bilingual 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 a guitar method "MELODIC GUITAR" for beginners from 7 years of age and up, and this method has been translated from Papiamentu into the English and Spanish languages.
Although my music background is classical, I play and teach popular music, which I love.
Just to mention a few guitarists who 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 ***
Pop, Blues, Modern, Latin, Classical and Popular Music

Photos and Videos

Danza Espanola by J Malats played by Raymond (Remi) Lasten

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

Papiamentu

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.
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70 Reviews on Raymond (Remi) L.

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Jesus Medina Mar 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
excellent class.
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Emily and Jacob S. Feb 19, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Very good instructor, my two children almost 10 and 12 enjoying taking his class. Thank you Remi 😊
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Anthony C. Feb 16, 2016
Classical Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I immediately felt at ease with Remi and I think positive things will now start to happen!!!!
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Meesha F. Jan 21, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Remi is very patient and motivating. He has a very well trained eye to catch subtle mistakes and correct them before they become a habit. He makes learning an instrument seem so easy!
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William C. Jan 5, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr.Raymond is a great instructor. I'm having a great learning experience .
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Helene K. Jan 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 10 year old son has been taking piano lessons with Raymond for nearly a year. He's steadily learning from Raymond's patient, encouraging, methodical teaching style. Raymond was able to note when my son was not reading the music.and took the necessary steps to slow him down and teach him properly. I really appreciate Raymond's pedagogical insights. Because of his knowledge of the learning process and his lifetime experience of making music, Raymond is the best piano teacher we've encountered!
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Bei Z. Dec 28, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Remi is a great teacher. My son loves to take his piano lessons.
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Lisa Dec 26, 2015
Piano · In studio
Remi was very professional, patient and encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a piano instructor.
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Canido H. Dec 5, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Enjoy learning from Remi. He is a well talented instructor with loads of patience and good humor. I have been taking classes with him for over a year and I feel I have progressed quite rapidly.
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Melissa S. Nov 12, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I can say without any reservation that Raymond is the complete package in a teacher! Raymond brings a sense of joy to learning guitar that makes me look forward to lessons, which I always leave in a better mood than when I started. He is probably the most insightful instructor that I have ever had the pleasure to work with--in music or any other field. He understands my strengths and weaknesses and tailors his teaching to my needs and my background. While I have a fair amount of musical experience, my struggles with stress and lack of confidence could have easily led me to quit taking lessons some time ago. But Raymond has a way of instilling confidence and making learning and practicing so fun that I just can't stop playing (and I started lessons in 2012)! Hearing him play with such grace and beauty, even the simple pieces that I am attempting, provides that much more motivation. And you'll never meet a warmer and more genuine person!

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