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Born in Mexico City, he began his musical studies in 1977 at the
Escuela Superior de Música del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. The
following year he entered the National Conservatory of Music, studying
classical guitar. In 1984 he entered the Cardenal Miranda Institute of Liturgical Music
and Arts. Since 1992, he has developed his abilities as an arranger and producer, while continuing a 21 year career as a music teacher. From 1996 to 1998 he was musical
director, arranger, and producer of the group Ensamble Musical of the
Universidad Tecnológica de México, for which he produced various
concerts and three compact discs. In 1998 he resumed his formal
musical studies at the Cardenal Miranda Institute of Liturgical Music
and Arts, with course work in musicology, art history, guitar and
composition, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in
Musicology in June of 2003. Since 2000 he has been living in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), where he has continued studying
composition at Duquesne University and jazz guitar with Ken Karsh. He
has been musical coordinator of the Latin American Cultural Union
(LACU) since 2001 and has performed with various local groups,
playing tango, jazz, classical and folkloric music. Currently he plays
guitar in addition to arranging and composing for the Latin jazz band
Puro Queso Jazz Q.
Tom H. June 6, 2011
"I've had many different guitar teachers throughout my life (about six to be exact), and studying with Victor has been by far the most rewarding experience out of them all. He's friendly, warm, intelligent, patient, understanding, and - goddamn - can he play. Victor worked with me to accomplish exactly those things I set out to achieve. He was able to effortlessly create a great and conducive atmosphere for playing and learning. He attuned himself to me, he understood where I was heading, and in short, through his efforts we had a genuine musical dialog with one another. Lessons were always comfortable, fun, and to the point. In just a couple months, I remarkably improved my playing and my knowledge of guitar. In other words, whether you’re a beginner or looking to increase your knowledge of guitar and playing competency or explore and develop your own ideas, I cannot recommend Victor enough. [I especially recommend Victor for those wanting to learn more about jazz and classical guitar]. "
William C. July 3
"I enjoy Victor's " teaching methods. A great guitar coach. In a few month's I've grown musically by leaps and bounds. Very personable, experienced, dedicated maestro I'm privileged to have met. A friend. Thanks for your guidance William Colon "
Sean D. July 5
"Victor has been working with our daughter for a few months. She was an absolute beginner and he has been very patient and helpful. It is evident that he is a very talented player and his passion for the guitar comes through in his teaching. He emphasizes technique and fundamentals as well as encouraging creativity. We have also been very pleased with his ability to be flexible since our schedule is not always consistent. Overall we're very pleased to have found Victor; he is a great teacher."
Ruth A. July 5
"I have been taking lessons with Victor Ruiz for over a year. Victor is the best music teacher I have had. His knowledge has no limits. Every week I play beautiful music with as few as one note to a chord progression. Victor has patiently taught me the theory that I have avoided learning in a way that is easy to understand. I leave each lesson with a sense of accomplishment and drive to make my own music. Victor instructs all levels of players to experience the beauty of the guitar and all its aspects. I highly recommend trying him out. You will not be disappointed! Feel free to contact me with any questions"
Steve B. July 9
"If you want to really play the guitar, stop wasting your time and call Victor. Vic's method is basically a crash course in advanced music theory for beginners. Regardless of the type of music you are interested in or your ability, Victor will help you achieve your goals. He will also help you develop the mechanics to play the guitar like a professional. I've taken lessons from many different people, purchased many books and videos. Victor is the only one who could explain theory in a way that I actually understood. My progress has never been as noticable since taking lessons with Vic. Best of all is the price for lessons with Victor. For a very resonable price, You get the guidance of a professional musican. Why would you spend your money for guitar instruction anywhere else? "
constantine G. October 31
"after taking lessons with another teacher for 5 years i learned my beginner/intermediate skills in the first year or two and then it became just playing rock songs at every lesson and not really getting anything out of the lessons. After starting to take lessons with Victor I've learned something from every single lesson. And most importantly I was able to start to start progressing from my plateau. Working mainly on jazz guitar we've gone over a lot, things that if you learnt out of a book you'd probably be able to play but with victor i've learnt how to apply my knowledge to music. Learning a scale or arpeggio is just learning a scale or arpeggio, but Victor has taught me many applications for anything i learn and always stressed how to incorporate everything into my music. Last but not least he's a great guy, he's been an inspiration to me and is sure to be from anyone else who takes lessons from him. "