Where are Lessons Offered
Online via Webcam
My Musical Education Background
Ramon Amira is an American guitarist of Spanish descent, born in New York, who traces his Amira family back to fifteenth century Spain. He started playing the guitar at the age of fifteen, then studied classical guitar with Juan de la Mata, and flamenco guitar and dance accompaniment with the great virtuosos Mario Escudero and Sabicas. He continued his classical and flamenco guitar studies in Los Angeles with Vicente Gomez.
While living in Los Angeles he was the classical and flamenco guitar critic for the Los Angeles Times, and the flamenco guitar and dance critic for the L.A. Herald-Examiner, and has reviewed Andres Segovia, Carlos Montoya, Sabicas, Manitas de Plata, John Williams, Pepe Romero, Michael Lorimer, Cruz Luna, Luisa Triana, and many others. He has given numerous classical and flamenco guitar recitals, and has accompanied many flamenco dancers, among them Carmen Mora and Curro Santana.
He currently performs in the New York area as a classical and flamenco guitarist, and is a prominent teacher of guitar. He teaches all styles of guitar - popular, classical, and flamenco. He has given lecture/demonstrations on flamenco guitar and dance and the history of flamenco, and is writing a book on the evolution of flamenco guitar - the music, the instrument, the performers, and the techniques.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Popular: Broadway tunes - Old standards - Movie themes - Folk - Ethnic
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Ten to any age.
A great teacher! I would highly recommend anyone that wants to learn flamenco (or classical… I guess if you are into that) to sign up for lessons. It’s been a dream of mine since I was in H.S. to learn flamenco, but it’s so hard to find a teacher, a live teacher not just videos. I’m so happy I found Ramon. Classes are via online video, so it works out perfectly especially these days. I’m always impressed at his ability to hear over video. He can pick out one wrong note (I occasionally do that), or a string out of tune. He really pays attention and offers just the right correction to improve my playing. I didn’t know any chords or how to read music, now I can play! It’s a lot of work and practice but I love it. Ole! On top of that, I bought my first luthier guitar through him, Francisco Navarro. It is a thing of beauty.