Ronnie Blanchet

Ronnie B.

Redondo Beach, CA
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Lesson Details

Banjo

Levels Taught:
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.
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About

Ronnie passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Ronnie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2011

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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Experience

Guitarist/ Accompaniest
Jan 2018 - Present
Alex Ridio Band

I am 2nd Guitarist and Accompaniest for The Alex Ridio Band.

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 am the Singer/ Songwriter Of my band “Blonde”. I play Guitar, Harmonica and Sing.

Harp Player
Aug 2017 - Jan 2018
The Leadbelly Blues Band

I played Harmonica in a Neo-Bluesband called The Leadbelly Blues Band

Guitarist/ Bassist
Jan 2014 - Sep 2015
Sucios Barachos

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

Guitarist
Jan 2009 - Jun 2013
Integrity Christian Center

I played guitar, and bass for my churches worship group.

Education

5-String Banjo
Sep 2017 - Present
Self Taught
Piano
Jan 2016 - Present
Self Taught
Guitar
Jan 2009 - Present
Self Taught
Harmonica/ Chromatic and Diatonic
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

Photos & Videos

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"Bomb N' Blonde"
Old band
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22 Reviews

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Anthony P. Jul 6, 2018
Singing · In studio

A1 👍

Charlie W. Jun 20, 2018
Guitar · In 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!

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Felipe Mar 27, 2018
Guitar · In studio

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

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Ira B. Mar 13, 2018
Harmonica · In home

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.

Rea Jan 13, 2018
Piano · In home

So far, very good with kids!

Mike B. Aug 28, 2017
Harmonica · In studio

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

Jon Apr 26, 2017
Harmonica · In 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

Kelly Apr 23, 2017
Guitar · In home

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~

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Miguel Jan 15, 2017
Guitar · In home

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!!!

Vignesh I. Dec 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio

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 .

Gretchen Oct 24, 2016
Harmonica · In studio

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.

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Tamara G. Oct 21, 2016
Guitar · In 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.

Gretchen Jul 11, 2016
Guitar · In home

Super supportive and fun! I learned so much already. Can't wait for next week's lesson! :)

Oksana Jul 8, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Amazing instructor!

Devon V. Jul 8, 2016
Drum · In home

Outstanding instructor!

China May 31, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Impressed with Ronnie's teaching abilities.

Chris May 16, 2016
Guitar · In studio

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!

Keshav K. Apr 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio

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😀

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Mark Apr 11, 2016
Guitar · In home

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!

Seepa Apr 11, 2016
Guitar · In home

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!

Soo M. Feb 18, 2016
Guitar · In home

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.

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Lior Dec 28, 2015
Guitar · In home

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!

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