Ronnie Blanchet
Redondo Beach, CA
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Ronnie Blanchet

Ronnie B.

Redondo Beach, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Banjo is a beautiful instrument and an ol’ Friend. Wether you would like to learn any style, sit on the river and play or make use for composition I will do my best to aid you in you’re Journey to learning this sweet instrument.

About Ronnie B.

Hi,My Name is Ronnie. I have been playing music for eight years and I am currently Leader of "Blonde", my Rock N' Roll, Rhythm N' Swing Band. I Live in Redondo Beach and have Lived in the Southbay for most of my life.I was blessed to grow up around the local music scene! I've had the pleasure of performing with a variety of bands, and Artists, Styles ranging from Christian, Gospel, Doo-Wop, Soul, Rock N' Roll ,Pop, Blues, Jazz, Country, Blue Grass, Singer Song Writer, World, Alternative, African, Reggae, Folk, Punk,Ska and have even opened for the Likes of Dick Dale!(Pulp Fiction, Miserlou) Ive been singing in church as long as I can remembered, fiddled with piano at a talent show when I was seven, played saxophone in elementary and middle school, played bass for my first stringed instrument, but fell in love with guitar at thirteen, Harmonica at fourteen, bands at fifteen, playing and listening to music all my life and Ive been learning new tricks since then, so Wether you just want to learn how to play your favorite songs, learn to sing, learn a new instrument, or get up on that stage, I am the kinda cat who will help guide your way, to get you where you want to go:)

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Jerek
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A genuinely nice guy who knows his stuff. I took singing lessons with him for a while and I definitely saw improvements in a short amount of time. Give him a shot!

Posted Aug 25, 2020
Valerie
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Ronnie is a very encouraging and patient instructor. He has a vast knowledge of music genres. Even via remote instruction, his kind and caring personality shows.

Posted Jul 26, 2020
Joesphe I.
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Helped me understand where my voice is, and identify simple things to fix to open my range up more comfortably. Would recommend for others!

Posted Jun 19, 2020
Nick P.
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Ronnie is an awesome teacher and a really cool guy! He's super easy-going and very good at tailoring each lesson to your unique goals as a musician. Not only is a he an expert harmonica player he's also knowledgeable about the history of the instrument and the different styles and influential players which enhances the learning experience and makes lessons fun and informative. Super excited to be continuing lessons and my journey of learning the harmonica with him!

Posted Jun 16, 2020
Nico
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Very easy to get along with, and a very great teacher!

Posted Jun 5, 2020
Alejandro B.
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First lesson and am already super impressed. He really makes sure you not only learn how to play guitar, but that you understand why playing is so important. For any musician that is going to add guitar to their repertoire of instruments, he’s a must.

Posted May 21, 2020
Antal
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I am starting from scratch. Ronnie Took me through the basics learning the structure of the guitar and brief music theory. He definitely knows the craft and can play! Good teacher for any level player

Posted Apr 30, 2020
Eric Liu
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Great teacher! Very easy to communicate!! Super talented!!

Posted Mar 2, 2020
Jenny
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I had my first harmonica lesson with Ronnie and he is awesome! He is very passionate and knowledgeable about music. As a teacher, he is patient and thorough. I appreciate that he was able to simplify concepts for me and took the time to identify my goals. For our first lesson he was intentional about not jumping in too quickly and helping me set realistic expectations for my progress. I left feeling excited to turn this interest into a long-term passion. His communication is great and he is responsive via email and text. I had a change in my schedule for the first lesson. When I reached out to him to ask about changing the time he was understanding and flexible. I felt safe meeting in his home and he has an adorable dog (which is an obvious bonus).

Posted Feb 19, 2020
Katya E.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My daughter wanted to share that he teaches her very well.

Posted Sep 14, 2019
Eric
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This is the first time I have ever signed up for an online teaching service and it truly exceeded my expectations. I was very amazed at what a pleasant, conscientious and thorough teacher that Ronnie was. I am looking forward to many more sessions with him. If anyone is on the fence about taking classes with Ronnie, I promise, you won’t regret it!

Posted Sep 10, 2019
Marlo D.
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Ronnie is the best. He knows his stuff. He knows how to explain things so that they’re easily understood. He knows how to motivate a student to want to learn. I highly recommend Ronnie.

Posted Jul 15, 2019
Frank S.
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Great first lesson. Started with basics so I understood my new harmonica. Looking forward to lesson 2.

Posted Jun 14, 2019
David G.
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Even though I've played for many years I've never had training in the basic foundation of harmonica play and these are the things we concentrated on: breath control, articulation, getting the most out of every exhale. Gave me some great drills to practice on and over all a great experience!

Posted Jun 13, 2019
Daniel
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Awesome teacher!

Posted Jun 9, 2019
Vesna
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Ronnie is great. He was patient with my child and passionate about music. My 5-year old son liked him and enjoyed the lessons. Unfortunately, my son did not seem keen on learning to play guitar, so we decided to stop. When my son is a little older, we will try again.

Posted Jun 8, 2019
Daniel King
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I'm kind of old fashion cause I like face-to-face lessons vs online. I am very grateful Ronnie is within the area. Best music instructor I have ever had. I am soaking up everything he says, his explanations are flawless. I'm already looking forward for the next lesson.

Posted May 20, 2019
Ryan G.
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Ronnie has experience with all types of singers and musicians. I came to him for singing lessons as a beginner, and he patiently helped me grow my confidence and voice. He explains everything very clearly and is determined to help you reach your goals. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to learn a new musical talent!

Posted May 18, 2019
Lou M.
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I took my first lesson with Ronnie. He did indeed know the technique that I was interested in learning. I look forward to taking more lessons from him! After trying a couple more lessons I'm sure that I'll leave him 5 stars!

Posted May 15, 2019
Ashley S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Awesome!

Posted May 10, 2019
Kevin
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Ronnie is a great teacher. He really cares for his students, and will do anything to help you get to where you want to go with your musical goals. I am keeping Ronnie as a teacher long-term - I will be buying more lessons from him now.

Posted Apr 30, 2019
Joshua H.
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Very nice. Very communicative.

Posted Apr 26, 2019
Mary Jane V.
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Ronnie is very knowledgeable about the piano.

Posted Mar 18, 2019
Chris
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Ronnie is a very good instructor. He’s taken me from a complete musical novice and in a very short time given me a good foundation to grow upon. He’s methodical in his approach, he notices and cares about my progression as a student. My goal was to gain some degree of control while using my voice and we have achieved the goal much earlier than I anticipated. It doesn’t sound good (yet?), but I at least have an idea of what is going to come out now when I attempt to sing. All thanks to Ronnie’s patient and thoughtful approach to instruction.

Posted Mar 13, 2019
Shantal
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Ronnie was great at explaining the basics behind the harmonica. Very patient and provided clear & concise direction, thanks for a great lesson!

Posted Feb 17, 2019
Eric
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Ronnie is professional, polite and patient. He is knowledgeable and understands both music and the principles of teaching well.

Posted Feb 14, 2019
Roman P.
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This was my 4.5 year old son’s first lesson ever. Ronnie was very knowledgeable, as well as approachable for him. He was professional and kind.

Posted Jan 12, 2019
Lon
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Great insight! I often smiled as he explained and answered my questions before I asked him. Enjoyed my 1st lesson

Posted Jan 7, 2019
Louis
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Ronnie is a very conscientious and helpful piano teacher. We recommend him.

Posted Jan 7, 2019
Hannah C.
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Ronnie is really good at teaching and he explains the foundations of harmonica playing clearly. He makes sure to address all questions that you have and makes sure you understand something before moving on. He's passionate about music and he's extremely talented in multiple instruments. Highly recommend!

Posted Jan 2, 2019
Joseph
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This guy knows his stuff. He really listens to what needs to be shifted in order to craft and perfect your vocals. Strongly recommend his teachings. Great attitude, really patient, and very talented.

Posted Oct 25, 2018
Sue
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My son is learning new things from Ronnie love him.

Posted Oct 25, 2018
Whitney S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Ronnie comes to our home to teach our 3 kids piano and guitar. Not only is he talented and patient, he always keeps their interest alive! Ronnie also focuses considerably on musical theory which is often something sorely lacking in musical instruction. Additionally, he's really just a wonderful guy with a great attitude and spirit!

Posted Aug 14, 2018
Anthony P.
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A1 👍

Posted Jul 6, 2018
Charlie W.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

We found Ronnie a little over a month ago and are very happy we did! Both boys say he is very good and they are learning a lot from him. The best part for me is the convenience of him being willing to drive to us! Plus he is very helpful when schedules go awry, which they often do!

Posted Jun 20, 2018
Felipe
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Ronnie is an excellent teacher. I have had a few lessons with him now and I am super impressed at his knowledge of all aspects of music. In addition he is a natural teacher and is very patient. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to learn an instrument

Posted Mar 27, 2018
Ira B.
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Ronnie’s a fun and enthusiastic young guy and brings positive energy to his sessions. I don’t practice as much as I should, so any lack of progress is mine. He has a good knowledge of several instruments and musical genres.

Posted Mar 13, 2018
Rea
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So far, very good with kids!

Posted Jan 13, 2018
Mike B.
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I finished my first lesson with Ronnie today I was impressed by his technical knowledge as well as his teaching ability so far I have to give Ronnie five stars for our first lesson I believe all are further lessons will go as well as our first one

Posted Aug 28, 2017
Jon
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lots of info on the the blues harp , Jamed out on the 3-4 , took it on a journey, went whaling and brought it back home. Great intro to a new instrument placement breath and intent

Posted Apr 26, 2017
Kelly
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Ronnie has been working with my dad who has dementia for the past couple of months and it's been great! He's very good at encouraging my dad to engage and motivating him to continue his guitar practice throughout the week. I can tell he is very knowledgeable/talented in his craft. Ronnie has been very kind, patient and professional, I would recommend him to friends and family~

Posted Apr 23, 2017
Miguel
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Super patient and friendly. Above all he has a lot of knowledge. He really takes the time to explain everything and answer any questions. He is amazing!!!

Posted Jan 15, 2017
Vignesh I.
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Ronny is a brilliant teacher . He teaches you just enough to keep you engaged till the next class .you never lose interest while he's speaking . I've not had a single dull moment in his sessions .

Posted Dec 2, 2016
Gretchen
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I already LOVE Ronny as my guitar instructor and from playing with him I knew how talented he was with harmonica. So I decided to start lessons with him for just that. I also have my best friend taking harmonica lessons with him! His positive support and analogies connect the dots when it comes to learning a new instrument. I highly recommend Ronny as a teacher! Humble, talented and genuine.

Posted Oct 24, 2016
Tamara G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

He is very engaging, and easygoing. He allows some silliness when a child student may lose focus at times. He's a great instructor for children.

Posted Oct 21, 2016
Gretchen
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Super supportive and fun! I learned so much already. Can't wait for next week's lesson! :)

Posted Jul 11, 2016
Oksana
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Amazing instructor!

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Devon V.
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Outstanding instructor!

Posted Jul 8, 2016
China
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Impressed with Ronnie's teaching abilities.

Posted May 31, 2016
Chris
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I just recently started electric guitar lessons with Ronny. As a beginner, Ronny's been an excellent choice for getting me started and showing me the proper techniques and behavior habits needed to learn this amazing instrument. I highly recommend!

Posted May 16, 2016
Rohin K.
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My husband took my son to his fist lesson and he came back home smiling and so excited. He loved Ronny and my husband liked how Ronny interacted with my son. My son has ADHD and is extremely impulsive but Ronny was able to get him to listen and learn the lesson. We look forward to the next lesson. Thanks Ronny😀

Posted Apr 14, 2016
Mark
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Ron is a great guitarist, and his teaching style is very encouraging. He's very patient as well and is good at moving forward with a comfortable pace. Looking forward to more lessons and being able to jam!

Posted Apr 11, 2016
Seepa
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lesson went well. At first I was nervous, but Ronny helped me feel comfortable and made my experience better than I expected. He takes his time and explains every lesson that is taught. Can't wait for my next lesson!

Posted Apr 11, 2016
Soo M.
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Due to schedule conflicts, we didn't continue our lessons with Ron, so the rating might be higher if we had him longer. Ron was so polite, always positive and very enthusiastic. He took interest in my son learning and enjoying playing the guitar. He worked very hard at every lesson to get my son engaged and having a good time playing the guitar.

Posted Feb 18, 2016
Lior
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My 12 year old son had his first guitar lesson with Ronny tonight, and it was AMAZING! Ronny was on time...a little early, in fact! He was polite as can be. Such a gentleman.

He was SO patient. I liked how every so often he asked my son if he had any questions or wanted to go over anything again before they moved on. Ronny was very encouraging along the way, really building my son's confidence by pointing out whatever progress he noticed as they played.

One other thing I really liked was how he acknowledged my son's excitement, but gently gave him a reality check by telling him things like "focus on progression, not perfection," and "remember to stay humble."

All in all, Ronny is a Fantastic teacher. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!

Posted Dec 28, 2015

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Experience

Performer
Sep 2019 - Present

Privately

By The Lords Grace I have been blessed with musicians who are willing to perform at short notice, so whomever is available to play is now part of The Hot Mess, playing Rhythm N’ Blues, Doo-Wop, Jazz Standards, and original music that I am humbled to perform and play. The list of The Hot Mess is as follows: Rajiv Laul, Louis Ledbetter, and Rick who’s last name escapes me at this moment. I love, appreciate you and am grateful to God for you all

Entertainer
Aug 2019 - Present

Kensington Redondo Beach

By Gods Grace, I get to sing Jazz standards, era music and perform original songs at an assisted living facility.

Singer/ Songwriter
Apr 2018 - Present

Privately

I am a singer/songwriter who performs original music, Doo-Wop, Rhythm & Blues as well as Jazz or anything that resonates with me personally. I enjoy all types of music, but have found myself inspired by “era” music of predominately 50’s and 60’s ( including, but not excluding other decades as well). I also perform and collaborate with other artists in my field and pursue work for project based music (exp. Exhibitionist, Party Dozen) to keep the “ Jazz mind set” or “live” art form from dying, and to carry the torch for the great pioneers who paved the way prior to us by making true and genuine music for all to remember to grow and enjoy. May Triumph over adversity be Gods Glory Forever* -Ronnie B

Actor/Singer
Apr 2018 - Present

Kvetch 22

I acted and sang in a lead character roll as (Bowie Leeds) in Fred Goodman and Allen Levy’s “Kvetch 22“

Artist
Jan 2017 - Present

Sound Collective

I am a Sound Collective Artist. I perform in The Sound Collective Artist Series.

Singer/ Songwriter/ Guitarist/ Harpist
Jun 2013 - Present

Blonde

I was the Singer/ Songwriter Of a project named “Blonde”. I played Guitar, Harmonica and Sang.

Harmonica Player
Aug 2018 - Oct 2018

Dinner with Savages (Satire)

I took part in an independent film called “Dinner with Savages” with a reharmonized version of “Oh Susannah” that is heard on the end credits.*

Scoring
Jan 2018 - Oct 2018

Swing Dancing Violet

My project “Blonde” and it’s music was used for up and coming director, Daisy Reece’s short film, “Swing Dancing Violet”. The songs used were, “Fallback”, “Dominique”, and “So Close, (But So Far Away)”. All songs performed by “Blonde” and all songs written by Ronnie B.

Fellow Artist/ Accompaniest
Jan 2018 - Sep 2018

Alex Ridio Band

I was Partner and Accompaniest for Alex Ridio.

Harp Player
Aug 2017 - Jan 2018

The Leadbelly Blues Band

I played Harmonica in a Neo-Bluesband called The Leadbelly Blues Band with Great Grandson of Blues Legend “Leadbelly”

Guitarist/ Bassist
Jan 2014 - Sep 2015

Sucios Barachos

I was a bass player and guitarist/ accompanying song writer in this group. I also sang vocals.

Guitarist
Jan 2009 - Jun 2013

Integrity Christian Center

I played guitar, and bass for a church worship group.

Education

5-String Banjo
Sep 2017 - Present

Self Taught

Piano
Jan 2016 - Present

Self Taught

Harmonica/ Chromatic and Diatonic
Jan 2009 - Present

Self Taught

Guitar
Jan 2009 - Present

Self Taught

Singing
Jan 2000 - Present

Self Taught

Music
Jan 2009 - Dec 2013

Busking

Certificate of Completion: Automotive and Silkscreen Printing
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

SoCalROC

Diploma
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

Redondo Union

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Silkscreen Printing
Jul 2013

SCROC

I can change your oil..give guitar lessons, ...and make you a T Shirt Too!!! :D
Valvoline Certified
Jul 2013

SCROC

I am certified to change oil LEGALLY, so if you need guitar lessons and an oil change, I can knock out two birds with one stone:)

Awards

Winner of Battle Of The Bands
Sep 2014

Redondo Union Highl

Cutest Smile
Jan 1995

Park near Perry Jr. Highschool

Affiliations

ASCAP
Mar 2019
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2018
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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