About Our Lessons
With a focus on accelerated learning techniques, RMI offers an individualized curriculum through private lessons. Lessons can be either ½ hr (30 minutes) or 1 hr (60 minutes). This one-on-one format is great for custom tailoring a program around your needs. Many students will often take a ½ hr private session along with a 60-minute Performance Band session per week to create a more well-rounded approach to their education.
Lessons can either occur weekly or more sporadicly as one-offs depending on the students preference. View Pricing and Policy details here.
ALL STYLES ARE WELCOME.
Our instructors are more than just teachers: they are artists, visionaries, and leaders. Music is their calling, culture, and lifestyle. They are building community in and through their work by creating holistic bonds between student, instrument, and material. They are following their passion every day. We are honored to have these talented individuals on our team.
Brandon is proficient in a wide range of musical styles which include, but not limited to, jazz, classical, and metal.
Farko Rustamovich Dosumov was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Farko and his identical twin brother, Feodor Dosumov, began playing the classical guitar when they were ten years old. After winning the green card lottery in 1999 Farko moved to New York City to pursue a career in music.
From Tokyo, Japan, Masa has performed and recorded with local and international artists throughout Europe and the US. As a multi-instrumentalist and a songwriter, he has experience with many musical styles from punk, rock, metal, ska, reggae, hip-hop, Balkan and African music.
Jakob has been teaching students of all ages for over a decade. He strives to motivate and inspire his students to become great musicians. Jakob’s teaching method is fun and easy to understand.
Originally from Seattle, Washington, Jamie is one of the masters of contemporary acoustic guitar. With three CD’s under his own name, “Wings of Light,” “Amigos del Corazón,” and “Reflections” Jamie is a very busy performer and composer, both in the States and abroad.
Chris’ teaching philosophy focuses on the fundamentals every musician needs to express himself, developing a strong ear, a nimble touch, and a deep understanding of how to produce the musical sounds and moods he wants.
Robin Kutz is a guitar instructor and performer with nearly half a century of professional experience. Robin started working in the seventies with blues bands, naturally progressed to big bands, and then started working with jazz combos.
Throughout his young adult life, Geoffrey Wilson studied classical and studio guitar, piano and composition at California State University Northridge and Javanese and Balinese Gamelan music at UCLA and Cal Arts.
Davy Nefos is as versatile as it gets when it comes to performing on drum set in styles of afro-cuban, brazilian, jazz, modern rock, drumline, EDM, hip-hop and modern big band.
Scott has instructed at RMI for nearly a decade and specializes in Howard Roberts’ Accelerator and Chroma programs. He really digs teaching and coaching various ensembles encompassing styles of R&B, classic rock, blues, surf, country and bluegrass. His positive attitude and enthusiasm to teach are both inspiring and motivational to students young and not so young!
Nick’s teaching philosophy focuses on building good technique and learning theory and fundamentals and quickly applying and understanding how they work while playing songs. Nick is available to teach Beginner-Advanced Guitar, Bass, and Drums in the genres of Rock, Jazz, Country, Pop, Blues, Metal, Folk, Zydeco, and most other styles of contemporary music.
Performance Bands are great for improving competency, encouraging confidence, and promoting a healthier overall life outlook. Come play with talented musicians and learn the skills you need to succeed.