Raymond (Remi) Lasten

Raymond (Remi) L.

57 Reviews
Jacksonville, FL

About Raymond (Remi) L.

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Raymond (Remi) teaches: Ages 5 and 80
Teaching since: August 1980
Last sign in: Yesterday


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

El Marabino composed by Antonio Lauro, played by 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

Dutch Fluent / Native Proficiency
English Fluent / Native Proficiency
Papiamento Fluent / Native Proficiency
Papiamentu Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish 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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57 Reviews on Raymond (Remi) L.

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.
Catherine D. Aug 6, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Without realizing it, I am reading notes and playing on my piano again after 43 years.
Remi is very patient and encourages with a joyful attitude.
I'm blessed.
Helene S. Aug 3, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Learning the classical guitar from Raymond has been a lesson in patience and dedication for myself. I appreciate his attention to detail, his encouragement and his methodical method. This is my first experience with a music teacher that truly understands how to teach - imparting great insight and understanding. Raymond is a master teacher!
Jose C. Jul 21, 2015
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher. Enjoys teaching and encouraging student. Plays along with student which, of course, makes the lesson much more interesting and enjoyable, particularly for "Senior" students.
Elijah M. Jul 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son is 5 years old and loves music we got the best teacher Remi is great at what he does.