CGC 064 : Member Q&A with Roger Ramirez

//CGC 064 : Member Q&A with Roger Ramirez

CGC 064 : Member Q&A with Roger Ramirez

In this week’s episode of The Classical Guitar Corner Podcast, Simon sits down for a conversation and a bit of Q&A with Academy member Roger Ramirez. They get into all sorts of things, like Roger’s ensemble group Divergent Strings (which recently had its arena debut…no kidding!) and Ramirez guitars (no familial relation to Roger). We hope you enjoy! Leave a comment to thank Roger for his comments and insights, sharing his story, and inspiring us all!

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  1. Kari Conroy March 18, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    This brought a smile to my day.
    Great conversation with Roger. I wish him all the best in accomplishing his goals. I make it no secret I am a fan of how CGC members get to see real time progress of its members.
    It is an honor to see all he has done and I look forward to witness his work in the years to come.
    Go Roger!

  2. Richard Croad March 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Great interview Roger and Simon. Roger, you have such a huge presence and influence on CGC, and so much to tell. Thank you for the personal insight you provided about yourself, motivations, and aspirations. Cheers… Richard

  3. Martha Kreipke March 18, 2018 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Roger – Thank you for sharing so much with all of us. You are one busy musician! I enjoyed the interview and look forward to meeting you at Summer School. Until then, see you on the forum.

  4. Anne Flanigan March 18, 2018 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Another great podcast! Thank you for sharing your story, Roger. Sounds like you’re living your dream. You certainly are a huge part of CGC; you were quick to welcome me when I joined a few months ago and I always enjoy reading your many comments, and tips. You’re very generous, and a cheer leader for all of us who are just beginning. Don’t give up on the idea of school; I finished a master’s degree at age 54 (I wish mine had been music!). I think that, for you, it would be a labor of love!

  5. Diana M Roesling March 18, 2018 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Thank you Simon, and Roger……and I’m still working on getting myself to the nursing home (New Year’s resolution #1) … was very encouraging to hear Roger say that he goes to one monthly to share music …….

  6. Donna Zitzelberger March 19, 2018 at 2:51 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your story Roger – really enjoyed your interview!

  7. Craig Thomson March 19, 2018 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    I listened to this in the car on the way to to work this morning. A lovely interview. Thanks so much for sharing Roger. I really enjoyed it.


  8. MichaelC March 19, 2018 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Thank you Roger for sharing your story! You are a huge inspiration to many of us on the forums and it’s great to know that much more about your journey. Keep on plucking!

  9. Gino March 20, 2018 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    It was fun to enter a CGCA member music universe! I enjoyed! Thank you Roger and Simon!

  10. Linda Tsardakas March 22, 2018 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Thank you for another very special podcast. As a member of CGC, I am an avid reader of Roger’s progress journal. It was interesting to hear more about his background…and his touching story of how he came to start learning classical guitar.

  11. Scott Brandenberg March 23, 2018 at 12:12 am - Reply

    Great interview Roger! I feel like we’re friends now. Thanks for sharing your story.

  12. Jeannette Wilton March 23, 2018 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Thanks Roger for sharing your story.
    I enjoyed listening and following your journey.

  13. Bruce Donehower March 24, 2018 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Just caught up with this podcast, Roger — and I share the enthusiasm of the other comments. Your progress journal and your sincerity and love for the path of learning and music helps to keep me and others, I would suspect, mindful of the wonder of the guitar. Looking forward to more installments!

  14. James Murphy March 24, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Roger was one of the first to welcome me last October when I joined CGC. My classical guitar is a Ramirez student edition and Roger mentioned that he was interested in getting one as well so we had a common interest right from the start. Happy you followed up and purchased one Roger! Roger also helped me when I messed up my Level 1 preliminary submission upload to YouTube at the end of January. I’m so very grateful to you. Great podcast guys. Really enjoyed the conversation.

  15. Drew Burgess April 6, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Thank you for the wonderful interview. Roger’s story is loving and resonant. The two of you raise ideas we aspire to, practicing with purpose, having fantasies to grow with and life long learning. I am touched by Roger’s story of his brother. Roger is impressively active as a family man, a computer programmer and a musician. Well done!

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