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


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

Vals # 3 Natalia (A. Lauro)


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:


Two Bachelor Degrees

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

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


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


Very High acknowledgements

Jun 1980
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83 Reviews on Raymond (Remi) L.

Bonnie Nguyen Aug 20, 2016
Classical Guitar · Online
Verified Student
My son Tyler has been taking classical guitar lessons with Raymond for several months now and we can happily say that we have found the best guitar teacher for Tyler. Tyler has taken guitar lessons with several instructors before but Raymond's approach is very different. He is very attentive to how Tyler plays and corrects it as necessary. Tyler has improved so much. He even memorizes his music sheets and plays anytime, anywhere I ask him to. We are very happy with the results. Highly recommended Raymond for a classical guitar teacher!
Destiny S. Aug 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Remi is the best music teacher! Very patient and instructions are very clear and easy to learn and follow.
Katherine V. Aug 4, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I have two children taking guitar lessons with Raymond. They have been with him for several months and we have been very impressed with his teaching ability. He is very patient and encouraging and both of my children are learning at a steady pace.
Larry Jul 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
I have been taking lessons with Raymond for about 3 years and I am very satisfied with the content and enjoyment of each lesson. Raymond is a highly skilled and experienced musician and a very patient and joyful teacher. He expands on the published course content and each lesson is directed at a specific goal or acquiring a specific skill. His location, home and lesson room are very comfortable. Given all of that, your success will depend only on your time and dedication to your playing.
Jaeger K. Jul 20, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I'm totally new to music lessons/guitar and my first lesson was a success thanks to Raymond! Very helpful and keeps me motivated!
Megan Kolar Jul 6, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I've taken a few lessons so far with Remi. I am a fairly musical person and started playing piano and cello when I was very young, but never picked up the guitar. Remi's approach seems to be well-tailored toward the individual. He puts things in terms I can understand and appears to use my strengths to my benefit and to give me items to practice that work on my weaknesses. Really enjoying the lessons.
Melanie Jul 6, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I'm 3 lessons in at this point and Remi has been excellent. He is a very personable and PATIENT teacher. As he states, his teaching style is PROCESS, rather than production.
I'm looking forward to continuing to learn from Remi!
Alex Jul 4, 2016
Dutch · Online
Remi is AMAZING!!! Seriously.......AMAZING at teaching!!! Within several weeks I had a sound grasp on basic Dutch language - my move overseas to Belgium and subsequent weeks spent settling into local life and culture was made all the better for being able to make myself understood with the locals. Remi is patient, knowledgeable and very proficient in the art of teaching. Book a lesson - you won't be disappointed.
Melissa Jul 1, 2016
Classical Guitar · Online
I love taking lessons with Raymond! I have been studying classical guitar with him for about three years, and look forward to my lessons more now than when I started them. I have some musical background, but always felt stuck when taking instrumental lessons from other instructors, wondering if I would ever be able to work hard enough to truly learn an instrument well. Raymond's expertise, his kindness, sense of humor, and holistic teaching style--that reaches me on my level, rather than just telling me what to do--really shows the results of great instruction. Plus, some of Raymond's methods for learning guitar apply to other areas in life and help me work through other "challenges"! Thank you for inspiring me, Raymond!
Shafiqur R. Jun 27, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
My 10 year old son has been taking guitar 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 guitar teacher we've encountered! My wife choose him from hundreds of teacher from takelesson. We are glade that he agree to teach my son.