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BM, Berklee College of Music, Jazz Composition
- 2014 - High School Valedictorian 2015/2016
- Berklee College of Music Achievement Scholarship 2015
- Performed with Toto La Momposina and Pablo Ziegler at Berklee Performance Center
Hello there! My name is Ramir. I am a Professional Guitarist and Music Teacher from Argentina, living in the beautiful city of New York. I have 5+ years of teaching experience and 10+ years of performance experience. I am also a graduate of Berklee College of Music (Summa Cum Laude). I am currently a professional music teacher in a variety of instruments and disciplines. I am also a touring guitarist having travelled all of Europe, US and South America as an artist or accompanying musician.
My experience as a music teacher started in High School, where I taught guitar in both English and Spanish to younger students from my school. Through that experience, I began to enjoy seeing students progress, develop a passion for the instrument, and in-part, become inspired by taking my lessons. In college, I had extensive experience as a tutor to peers and leading big groups of musicians. I am now exclusively a private music and instrument teacher in NYC after spending some years as a school music teacher. I also accept Online students. My clients range from 7 - 60+ years old, and I teach beginner and advanced Guitar, Ukulele, Bass or Piano. Some of my students want to learn to play their favorite songs; others want to audition for music college.
I base all my teaching on all the different private lessons I've received over my 10+ years of playing and learning guitar with very different guitarists/musicians. I started playing when I was 11, but I find that for any beginner, it's important to start with material that gets instant "musical" sound from the guitar. I believe this consists on working on basic chords which you can use to start singing songs, or learning some easy riffs or melodies that will have you playing music in a matter of a few weeks. Once you get more advanced, technical aspects like music theory, understanding what you already know and using that information creatively become more important in the lessons. For advanced players, the main idea is finding the strengths and weaknesses of the students, working on maintaining those strengths and slowly improving on the weaknesses with specific data, which may be technical or theoretical/mental.
Teaching for me is about finding a balance. The way I approach a lesson consists of focusing solely on the students goals and aspirations and working on that, but also demonstrating yourself to be a good musician and teacher who your student trusts and receives inspiration from. That said, I like to find out and sometimes predict what students would like to do with the guitar and start from there. Every lesson, there is one or two new concepts, technical or theoretical, that I believe will get my student to her/his goal. I like to end lessons with an inspirational "jam", using as much info as my student knows, and demonstrating to them how much could be done with one concept we discussed in class.
Ramiro is probably one of the best musician and teacher I've met. He's attentive to the student's needs and open-minded. He will adapt his teaching methods right to your goals. He helped me a lot improving my rhythmic skills on the guitar, as he's deeply influenced by South America music. As well as my harmonic and composing skills, due to his great experience as a performer, and composer, in the pop and jazz world. Highly recommend him if you wish to take it to the next level.
What an incredible teacher! I worked closely with Ramiro for a while and I must say I feel more secure with my playing and musicianship. Can’t recommend enough!
Ramiro is a really chill guy, and he teaches me at a comfortable pace, yet challenging me at the same time. He helped me fix my bad habits and creates fun exercises to do for technical stuff so I don't get bored. Definitely would recommend !
Ramiro is one of a kind. Great teacher and an amazing human being! Took lessons with him back in Boston while he was still studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and it couldn't have been better. Improved my repertoire and my technique meanly when it comes to play rock and jazz. Highly recommended!
Highly recommend Ramiro as a teacher. I've learned a lot from him in just a few months. Not only did he help improve my guitar-playing technique but he also helped a lot with music theory and ear training. He is incredibly patient and makes sure to explain in many ways until I can figure it out.
Great teacher with incredible knowledge of different styles. Perfect to improve technique, I went from struggling with eighth notes to being able to play in fast tempos. Recommend it.
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