Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar.
I am an experienced guitar and music teacher. I am passionate about teaching and learning about all kinds of music. I have a BMus degree in Jazz Guitar from the conservatory of Rotterdam. I am originally from Porto, Portugal, and have been playing the guitar for over 24 years. After some self-taught years, I began my musical studies at the Hot Club Jazz school in Lisbon. In 2003 I moved to the Netherlands to study in the Rotterdam Conservatory, where I furthered my studies in jazz guitar. There I had lessons with many great teachers such as Paul Hock, Ronald Smitz, and workshops with great names from jazz such as Mike Stern and Jesse van Ruller. Since 2001 I’ve been involved in several projects performing in Portugal, The Netherlands and the UK. Most have had improvisation as a main component, but not all. I've had/played in: jazz quartets, pop/rock bands, fusion trio, big bands, duos, support band for a choir, etc, I like all kinds of music. Really - I can say that! I was a pop kid in the 80s, a grunge rocker in the 90s, alternative and jazzer in the 00s, Brazilian, classical… As a teacher, I'll take you to where your passion drives you. I can merge with that passion, no matter your style. No matter if all you are after is learning that one song or applying to a music school audition.
'Ramiro very quickly identified my knowledge gaps from years as a self-taught guitarist and worked with me to address them, while making use of the skills I already had' - Pawel
'5 Star Teacher' - Dan
'My teenage daughter has been studying guitar with Ramiro for the last year, she loves his patience and knowledge. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to start guitar or improve' - Blanca
'I have been studying with Mr Ramiro, private guitar lessons for a while, and find his teaching method has been an exciting and enjoyable time for me. What started as a hobby has become a passion and if you wish to improve your knowledge or learn from scratch this is definitly the place to study' - Simon
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