RAMP (Rochester Area Music Project):


RAMP (Rochester Area Music Project) has folded in the private lesson program of Manuel’s Music Studio, which has been serving Perinton and the surrounding communities for over 37 years and continues to be guided by Garry Manuel, with the addition of his son, Marshall. We remain “dedicated to the art and craft of music education”, covering a broad range of musical styles and performance levels, which include: rock, classical, jazz, blues, folk, acoustic finger styles and other popular forms branching from these music genres. Our instructors are qualified, experienced and talented. We offer private lessons in guitar, piano, bass, drums, voice and home studio recording. Our plan is to offer an even broader range of classes in 2018.

The ages of our students span from young children to adults. We are comfortable preparing students for the collegiate and professional level, as well as those not quite as steadfast in their goals. Some students seek preparation for involvement in jazz ensembles and school bands, while others pursue music for their personal enjoyment and/or to perform in their independent rock bands. Many of our students have gone on to pursue a variety of career options in the music field as a result of their study with us. Performance opportunities, workshops on a wide variety of topics, and ensembles are also offered during the year.

We provide a casual atmosphere in the formal training of students, with the goal of providing the blended elements of enjoyment, learning and fulfillment through the music lesson experience with us. Our programs and private study are geared toward the pace and individuality of each student. We understand that an approach can vary a great deal from student to student. In addition we offer quality sales of instruments, strings, books, and accessories. Instrument sales are best by appointment. This approach offers a relaxed time with an instrument, no high-pressure sales and useful information.

Our waiting areas offer comfortable seating, resembling the atmosphere of a living room in a private home. You may even hear some great music and enjoy a cup of coffee – come and enjoy!