Raymond (Remi) Lasten

Raymond (Remi) L.

37 Reviews
Jacksonville, FL

About Raymond (Remi) L.

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Raymond (Remi) teaches: Ages 5 to 80
Teaching since: August 1980
Last sign in: Today
Average response time: 5 hours

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

TENDERLY (Walter Gross-Jack Lawrence) Played by Remi Lasten

Experience

Music Educator & Instructor Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Several Companies

Remi worked as a Music Educator at the Social & Pedagogic Academic Institute teaching pedagogic & didactic principles to teachers and at the same time teaching classical and popular guitar at Cultural Center Curacao Neth.Ant. at all levels and ages. Remi was the co-founder of the Curacao Guitar-Society (GISO), at present “KITARA KORSOU , N.A.”. He also was the vice-president of the PRODIM (PRO INTEGRAL musical DEVELOPMENT) Foundation. 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 at “THE LATIN MUSICIANS INSTITUTE” in Puerto Rico

Blog Article 2015 published by Takelessons

Blog Article link:
http://takelessons.com/blog/classical-guitar-tabs-or-sheet-music

Education

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

Languages Spoken

Dutch, Spanish, English, Papiamentu Professional Proficiency
English, Spanish, Dutch, Papiamento Fluent / Native Proficiency
Papiamentu 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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37 Reviews on Raymond (Remi) L.

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Maria S. Feb 19, 2015
Dutch · Online
Verified Student
I LOVE REMI! He is patient, persistent and makes this a lot of fun...Dutch is hard but sooo worth it -- thanks Remi!
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Andrew M. Feb 7, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Remi Has been an excellent instructor so far! Very patient and helpful.
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Brother T. Jan 23, 2015
Organ · Online
Verified Student
I have been taking organ lessons from Mr. Raymond L. for a few months now. He has been nothing but friendly and patient. He is very understanding of difficult schedules, and is very accommodating when I need to change my scheduled lesson.

Raymond L. is also an excellent teacher, requiring perfection on the practiced piece before he will allow you to move on. I appreciate this, seeing that slipshod foundations will only harm me later on. Apart from the technical books, he also assigns a variety of pieces to practice on - allowing for the practice of the different techniques, as well as keeping things fresh and interesting.
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Lesley M. Jan 10, 2015
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Remi fun and really well organized and puts so many of the exercises in the context of what other answers I've given. I need to be a bit more systematic in the lessons though. For example, I vaguely recall the reflexive but I'd rather have it explained to me than suddenly having part of it in a sentence to memorize. I've been rushing. Maybe we should slow down a bit so I can get more practice in rather than trying to learn so many new things all at once. I mostly want to get comfortable speaking.
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babita M. Jan 1, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I feel extremely fortunate to have found Raymond to teach my daughter piano. Prior to that, she was taking lessons at a music school for a year and was never even taught to read music. Raymond took the time to re- teach her from the ground up. With his immense patience and an incredible passion for what he does, my daughter has developed a better grasp and a greater love of piano. Raymond always have a smile on his face and creates a comfortable atmosphere in which to learn. I am grateful for his vast knowledge of music and the many years of experience he shares with so many.
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Rod P. Nov 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've been working with Raymond for only 2 months now. He has a very repetitive but very sensible, understandable, casual and likeably method of teaching. As a beginner, I've made tremendous advancements in my guitar etiquette and playing. He is wonderful to work with.
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Stacy C. Oct 31, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Remi has been a fantastic and dependable teacher. He has been providing piano lessons for my daughter and guitar lessons for my son. Both are in tae kwon do which equates to frequent reschedules and cancellations. Remi has always been accommodating and willing to work with us to make this work. As a teacher he exhibits the patience of a saint and is willing to go through lessons repeatedly and from different angles to ensure that the student 'gets it'. I have been, and continue to be, very satisfied with Remi.
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Jennah C. Oct 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
As a new student of piano and music in general, I was hesitant to start lessons at my age but, Remi is very kind, patient and knowledgeable on the subject. He has made my training a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend him to any new students like myself. I look forward to more lessons to come.
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Alex K. Aug 4, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I have been taking classical guitar lessons with Remi for about a month now and so far my experience has been very positive. Remi is an excellent musician with robust knowledge of theory and technique. His experience and background is impressive as well.

As a teacher, Remi is very patient and works with you to help you understand music theory and improve your techniques. He is focused on making his students well-rounded musicians and has a long-term view in mind with his teaching style, which I appreciate. His sessions are very casual and have a relaxed feeling.

Overall, I rate him very highly as an instructor and I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to learn an instrument in which he has proficiency.
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Nicole, C May 14, 2014
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I think he is an excellent teacher