I prepare students for college auditions or professional concerts. I am only a classical guitar teacher. If you are in the Fort Wayne area and plan to attend college, I am the only guitar teacher you need to see.
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My influences are:
It's too big of a question. I have been influenced by everything that I have heard throughout my life. From my beginnings with Stray Cats and Van Halen, through my love of Philip Glass and Steve Reich, and all the great classical guitarist, Indian music, Japanese music, jazz music, pop and country music. really this is much to big of question,....I love music.
The number of years I've given guitar lessons:
My guitar lessons take place in:
The teacher's studio
or the student's home
Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:
At home on south side of Fort Wayne or at University of St. Francis
My cancellation/booking policy:
Just call me so I'm not waiting for you. Miss me more than two weeks in a row without phone call and you lose your lesson time and any money you have paid for lessons.
$20 a half hour lesson/ due on a monthly basis
Which methods of payment are accepted?
Fingerstyle, Performance, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises
Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
Depending on level, either introduction to how to hold the instrument, or if they have some experience I have them play a work for me and show me where they are at. From there I take them to the next level.
A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
Lessons are created for the individual student. Focus on correct body position and hand techniques, music reading and interpretation of scores.
The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
One who practices what I tell them to practice, and then they do more than that.
“I took lessons from Raymond for a number of years while I lived in Gainesville. He is by far the best guitar teacher I have ever had. He knows the instrument well, he knows music and music theory, and he teaches proven methods (Sagreras, Pujol, Carcassi, Aguado, Brouwer). Raymond is an excellent musician and can teach any level or style. So many gu...”