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Raymond J.

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$70/hour

Music: Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukulele

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Anderson University
Music

Education

Anderson University (Music)

About Raymond

Hello, My name is Ray. I am patient, knowledgeable, caring, nurturing and experienced in educating students in all aspects of music relating the performance on the Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Voice.

I enjoy teaching children and accept students as young as 3 years old and older. Lessons are customized based on the student's needs. I guide students step by step through all elements of music: Note Reading and Chord Playing, Theory, Harmony, Ear Training, Improvisation, vocal exercises, solemnization and their application to particular songs we select and play on the Guitar. The skills you learn can be applied to Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk or any other type of music you're interested in playing. Work at your own pace!

Tutoring sessions held at my home studio or your location. Leave your instrument at home! Guitars available, free of charge, for use during lessons; There's no need to bring your own instrument back and forth.

I also offer tutoring in Ballroom and Social Dance, English, as well as Computer skills, use of Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Microsoft Access, and others) and Web Design.
Hello, My name is Ray. I am patient, knowledgeable, caring, nurturing and experienced in educating students in all aspects of music relating the performance on the Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Voice.

I enjoy teaching children and accept students as young as 3 years old and older. Lessons are customized based on the student's needs. I guide
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of New York, NY 10039
In-person lessons
Math:
Microsoft Excel
Science:
Philosophy
Music:
Composition (Music),
Ear Training, General Music,
Guitar,
Music History, Music Theory, Salsa Dancing,
Songwriting,
Voice (Music)
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
Computer Engineering, DOS, General Computer,
HTML, Macintosh,
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Word,
QuickBooks, Visual Basic
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading
History:
Music History
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word,
QuickBooks
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing,
Salsa Dancing,
Tango

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Ballroom Dancing

I started dancing ballroom with lessons at Strictly Ballroom (named after the movie) in 1992. My first dance is Quickstep and my very favorite dance is Argentine Tango. I began teaching dance in with Tango and Salsa/Mambo in 2006. Currently, I teach Argentine Tango, Waltz, Fox Trot, Swing, Hustle, Salsa/Mambo, Cha Cha, Rhumba, Merengue.

Composition (Music)

My music composition studies began at Anderson College (now Anderson University) in Anderson, Indiana, where my studies included Music Theory, Composition, music history. I have composed over forty songs, including two CD compilations of instrumental music based in Jazz, pop and reggae.

General Computer

I have a certificate in Computer Science from Mercy College, and I am also a graduate of the Computer Engineering and Repair program at Albert Merril School, and formerly a CNE/CNA; I worked from 1985 to 2009 at several major corporations as Computer Engineer, Network Engineer, Help Desk Specialist, Technology Trainer, Programmer, Systems Analyst, Solutions Designer, and Problem Resolutin Specialist.

General Music

I have been studying the guitar since 1973. My music studies actually began with piano in 1967, then shifted to guitar in 1973. I studied music at Anderson College (now Anderson University) in Anderson, Indiana, which included the study of music history. I also studied guitar and piano with private teachers in and around New York City. I have been teaching music on Guitar for over 17 years and on Piano, and Bass for over 4 years.

Guitar

I have been playing guitar since 1972 and I have been teaching since 1998. I studied at Febrraio School of Music (1972-1974), at Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana (1978-1980) and with Ronny Lee (1996-2009), a well-known music educator and author of many instruction books on guitar. I am the proprietor of a music school in Westchester County, NY. I have performed with Jazz ensembles and as a solo artist for many years.

Macintosh

I had the privilege of being employed as as a Computer Analyst from 1985 through 2009. in my role as a Computer Analyst, I provided education and trouble shooting for Secretaries and Admin Assistants at several companies including CitiCorp, May Company, Marsh MacLennan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sterling Drugs, Phizer Pharmaceuticals, Bank of New York, and New York Life. Very familiar with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Internet Explorer. Familiarity with Windows and Apple OS.

Microsoft Publisher

I had the privilege of being employed as as a Computer Analyst from 1985 through 2009. in my role as a Computer Analyst, I provided education and trouble shooting for Secretaries and Admin Assistants at several companies including CitiCorp, May Company, Marsh MacLennan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sterling Drugs, Phizer Pharmaceuticals, Bank of New York, and New York Life. Very familiar with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Internet Explorer. Familiarity with Windows and Apple OS.

Microsoft Word

I had the privilege of being employed as as a Computer Analyst from 1985 through 2009. in my role as a Computer Analyst, I provided education and trouble shooting for Secretaries and Admin Assistants at several companies including CitiCorp, May Company, Marsh MacLennan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sterling Drugs, Phizer Pharmaceuticals, Bank of New York, and New York Life. Very familiar with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Internet Explorer. Familiarity with Windows and Apple OS.

Salsa Dancing

I started dancing Salsa/Mambo as a junior in High School in 1974, and enhanced my skills with lessons at Strictly Ballroom (named after the movie) in 1992, and other studios including, DanceSport, Stepping Out and Dance Manhattan. I began teaching dance with Tango and Salsa/Mambo in 2006. I accept both female and male students, and I also teach children.

Songwriting

I am a professional musician, performer, Music educator, performance coach and songwriter. I play guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, banjo with a concentration in jazz, rock, blues and folk musical genres. I've composed and recorded two sets of songs on CD. Most recently, I have began writing a folio of children's songs for piano and guitar.

Tango

I teach Argentine Tango in a social dance context. I have over 12 years dancing experience, and 2 years teaching Argentine Tango. I have danced at most of the New York City tango salon and have traveled to other cities for dance including Philadelphia and Washing DC.

Anderson University
Music

Education

Anderson University (Music)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Raymond will travel within 8 miles of New York, NY 10039.