Raymond (Remi) Lasten

Raymond (Remi) L.

Jacksonville, FL

About Raymond (Remi) L.

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Raymond (Remi) teaches: Ages 5 and 80
Teaching since: August 1980
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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


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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61 Reviews on Raymond (Remi) L.

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!
Nicola G. Oct 28, 2015
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
We had a great experience with Remi he was really knowledgable as well as patient with my 7 yr old who had never had lessons before.wish we lived in same town as am sure in person lessons would have been even better
Tamela A. Oct 20, 2015
Classical Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Remi has a great way of teaching beginners that makes it easy to understand. So happy to have him as a teacher!
Sophia J. Oct 10, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Nice and patient teacher
Shafiqur R. Sep 22, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
very very good! Recommend!
Nick Z. Sep 20, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
He was very good!
Nancy V. Sep 16, 2015
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Remi really took the time to listen to me, as I explained my experience and goals. He noticed little things that I was doing, and helped me with those, and even clapped when I finished playing. I would definitely recommend him as a teacher!
Nancy V. Sep 16, 2015
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
this man listened to me play a song first and told me i was intermediate. he proceeded to look at my finger patterns of the notes on songs he will work with me. some new notes and i wrote them down to be able to play his music. he will send thru email for me for other classes. i did get one emailed song during this class and printed and added additional musical notes and he will teach me a calipso strum on this new song next class. warm person and easy to understand. i think i will be able to learn from him.
Gene G. Sep 8, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Raymond is a great teacher! Really knows how to hone in on the specific techniques that you need to improve your playing skills and become a better player. I have played before but I am learning a different style with finger picking and Raymond is very patient with me and really listens to what I want to learn. On top of that he also has a great personality which makes coming to the lessons easy.
Valerie K. Aug 7, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Remi is such a blessing to me as my first piano teacher. He is extremely patient, encouraging and at the same time he challenges me to become a better player. His knowledge of music, experience in playing and teaching is very helpful to anyone from a newbie to the more experienced artist. Don't hesitate to search any further, Remi is the only teacher you or your child would need.