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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92 Reviews on Raymond (Remi) L.

Olivia J. Oct 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Much fun for the first lesson . It was so great!
Lucy S. Oct 11, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Very patient!
Peter J. Sep 28, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Raymond is an extraordinary teacher, very talented, very patient, makes sure u gets it and he makes learning fun. I would recommend him to anyone of any age cause he's really excellent to work with.
Landrey S. Sep 24, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Very patient...looking forward to more lessons.
Freddie Sep 16, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Good first lesson, intrigued and ready to learn more !
Stuart K. Sep 14, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
I am retired and have wanted to play a musical instrument my entire life. Over the years, I took lessons on several instruments, without success. After two months of Remi's skillful and playful style of teaching, I can play a few songs and look forward to my weekly lessons. Thanks to Remi's expertise and encouragement, and my motivation, I can see myself accomplishing this life long goal.
Melissa S. Sep 11, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I've been taking lessons with Raymond for a few years now and plan to keep taking them for as long as I can! Each lesson is a great experience because I learn so much. Even if I play the same piece for a few weeks, Raymond shows me a new detail, technique, or perspective related to it so I'm always stimulated and inspired to try to practice and improve. For Raymond, music is a way of life, and he expresses all of the dedication and artistry that that fact entails. I'm always in a better mood after lessons. And so glad that I decided to try lessons with Raymond!
Mahmoud N. Sep 9, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Amazing first lesson! My son loves it!! He can't wait for his next lesson!
Larry E. Sep 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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!
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