Ron received his music education at DePaul School of Music, where he focused on guitar performance and was DePaul Guitar Ensemble Concertmaster for three years. He has participated in master classes with Oscar Ghiglia, Mark Maxwell, and Anne Waller, and attended on scholarship two sessions of Southern Methodist University’s SMU-In-Taos Classical Guitar program.
Ron has studied under Brian Torosian (Northeastern University), Mark Maxwell (DePaul University) and Robert Guthrie (Southern Methodist University), and has performed as a soloist for concerts hosted by the Fox Valley Arts Council, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the City of Naperville, as well as many other venues.
Ron has been a private guitar instructor for over 15 years; his experience includes designing and teaching the Naperville Park District guitar program for several years. Ron has also contributed his talents to many charitable fundraisers and events, including the Kendall County Arts Guild and the Healing Arts program for Edward Hospital. Ron is currently Executive Director of the Fox River Academy of Music and Art (in Oswego, IL), and, in addition to his involvement with Callaloo, performs regularly as a soloist and with the Fox River Academy Guitar Ensemble.