Raymond (Remi) Lasten

Raymond (Remi) L.

Jacksonville, FL
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Levels taught:

    Raymond (Remi) teaches

    5 & 80

    Teaching since

    August 1980

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    Raymond (Remi) passed a background check on 05/12/2015 that included the following:
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    5/12/2015

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    About Raymond (Remi)

    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

    El Marabino composed by Antonio Lauro, played by Remi Lasten

    Experience

    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

    Blog Articles published by Takelessons in 2015

    Blog Article links:
    http://takelessons.com/blog/classical-guitar-tabs-or-sheet-music
    http://takelessons.com/blog/guitar-lessons-for-kids-z01
    http://takelessons.com/blog/7-easy-ukulele-chords-for-beginners-z10

    Education

    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

    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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    52 Reviews on Raymond (Remi) L.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    Tanya J. Jun 19, 2015
    Ukulele · In studio
    Verified Student
    Remi is a sweet and wonderful teacher. He is patient and easy going with lots of life lessons as well as music lessons. Learning new a new instrument is "never hard, just challenging and fun" as Remi always says. I have been taking Ukulele lessons with him for a few months now and am amazed at my progress. His home is very comfortable and welcoming. His wife is often near by and always friendly with a hello and kind gesture. He is also flexible with schedule changes as my work schedule can change from week to week which is helpful. I highly recommend picking up a new hobby and working with him as your mentor and teacher.
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    Sonia C. Jun 13, 2015
    Piano · Online
    Verified Student
    Enjoyed my first piano instruction online!! Did not believe that it would be doable but it was. Cannot wait for my second lesson!
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    Gladys T. Jun 9, 2015
    Organ · Online
    Verified Student
    I love his lessons because he's so patient! I am very happy! I want to finish all my books with him!
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    Gladys T. May 29, 2015
    Organ · Online
    Verified Student
    Just he is the best
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    Pranav B. Apr 25, 2015
    Guitar · Online
    Verified Student
    I would highly recommend Mr. Lasten as a music instructor to anyone who wants to learn music. He is a wonderful teacher who teaches all the minute things that can help you become a better musician. I have been contemplating learning music for a long time but was initially hesitant due to my work pressure. I am glad I chose Mr. Lasten as a teacher. He is patient with me and motivates me a lot when I practice during our guitar session. I have found him to be a very pleasing personality and I really look forward to continue learning from him.