Community Guitar Orchestra

Sign-up for fall 2022 Community Guitar Orchestra has closed. Please join our Community Events Email List here to get updated about Community Guitar Orchestra registration for spring 2023.

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The Community Guitar Orchestra has two sessions per year with ten meetings each. This ensemble is intended for beginning to intermediate guitarists, teen through adult. Rehearsals are on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 AM.

Schedule

Rehearsals (Saturdays 10:00-11:00 AM)

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3
(Note: there is no rehearsal on on November 26)

Performance
December 11 (rehearsal time TBA & 3:00 PM concert) – St. Paul Lutheran Church (main church) – 27993 Detroit Rd, Westlake, OH 44145


Rehearsal Location

Church of the Covenant
11205 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106


Cost and Deadline

Sign-up for fall 2022 Community Guitar Orchestra has closed. Please join our Community Events Email List here to get updated about Community Guitar Orchestra registration for spring 2023.

Type PriceQuantity
Community Guitar Orchestra membership $150.00

Questions?

Please send us a message at info@cleguitar.org regarding any questions or concerns.


About Tom Ray

(Director of Community Guitar Orchestra)

Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Baldwin Wallace University, studying under Dr. Loris Chobanian and has his Master’s degree in classical guitar at the Cleveland Institute of Music under Jason Vieaux and Colin Davin. His musical influences and teaching styles cover a broad cross-section, including shred, classical, blues, jazz, rock, finger style, and more.

Tom has taught guitar, bass, ukulele, songwriting, and theory to students of all ages for more than 15 years in Cleveland at Aurora School of Music, in New York City at Encore Music Lessons and Music, Dance & Art School of Douglaston, and in New Jersey at Believe in Music Studio. While in Austin, he was hired to take over a well-established studio at Don’t Stop Rockin’ and helped the studio expand while participating in rock and roll camps designed to give young musicians real-world experience in the field of music performance.

Tom has performed in many different settings including performing Concerto for Electric Guitar, which was composed for him by Dr. Chobanian. He has also performed at the Lincoln Center in New York City, played the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, and has performed in over 50 pit orchestras. Since returning to Cleveland after a decade away, Tom has performed in the pit for “Kinky Boots” at BW, is performing as a jazz duo with his wife playing weekly brunch at District in Playhouse Square, and has performed at The Cleveland Museum of Art.