I am a skilled, experienced music teacher who has been teaching voice, piano, and composition lessons for over 20 years. Classically trained at the Cincinnati Conservatory, I have much practical experience in many other genres as well, having been a participant in many rock, pop, jazz, and contemporary Christian/worship groups and performance situations through the years. I am very successful at helping students excel in whatever style of music they prefer, and I am very skilled at getting novice players and singers up and running quickly, being able to read music and perform after just a few lessons.
Currently, I am very active in music. After completing my masters degree in education to enhance my teaching skills, I have remained very busy as a full time musician with numerous activities in addition to teaching. I regularly perform my varied repertoire consisting of originals, classic rock, smooth jazz and R & B, with country and pop hits included at various venues. I also am involved as producer, arranger, engineer and keyboard player in recording work of numerous genres as well as an accompanist and consultant/rehearsal leader for various churches and schools in the area.
Recently, I have enjoyed success with several of my recordings of original music and arrangements receiving thousands of plays and downloads throughout the world through most major internet streaming and download sites. You can sample some of my work at www.ronferlitomusic.com and follow my activities by joining over 5000 followers and "liking" my page at www.facebook.com/ronferlitomusic/ Because of all these activities, taking lessons with me will give a student a very valuable real-time perspective on what it truly is like as a twenty first century professional in the music business.