Guitarist, Teacher, Mandolinist, Songwriter, Vocalist
Ray T. Chesna
Music Lessons & Guitar Repair in Asheville, North Carolina
About Ray T.
An accomplished guitarist and songwriter, Ray as developed his performance abilities in many styles, especially blues and bluegrass, rockabilly, honky tonk country and western swing, all represented on his CD’s on the EXHOLAKE RECORDS label.
Ray has appeared as a sideman or in bands with Hazel Dickens, Kenny Baker, and Josh Graces, Bela Fleck and others. As a solo artist some of the acts he has been on the same bill with are Taj Mahal, Jimmy Rogers, Chris Smither, Geoff Muldaur and Peter Rowan.
A private music teacher since 1971 Ray has also been on staff at the Augusta Heritage Center, the Swannonoa Gathering, and Guitar Intensives at Bar Harbor and at Club Passim in Cambridge MA.
A private Music Teacher Since 1971
Guitar & Mandoline Lessons
For Students of All Levels
“When people ask how I got to suddenly play so much better, I say CHESNA! When they ask how this old guy got rhythm, I say CHESNA! My confidence is high; I understand the instrument like never before and appreciate it’s awesome complexity; And all because of Chesna and his remarkable ability to know where your students are and what then need (Theory!!!)” -Student
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