Ron began playing guitar while a freshman in high school, during the “folk scare” of the ‘60s. His father was a part-time musician who found him a good teacher with a classical and jazz guitar background, and Ron pursued his studies into adulthood, including private lessons with Bill Leavitt, head of the Berklee College of Music guitar department, and Master Classes with classical greats John Williams, Oscar Ghiglia and Alexandre LaGoya. Ron also attended seminars and lessons with jazz notables Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel, and rounded out his guitar studies with a trip to Spain to work with Flamenco masters Paco Pena and Mario Escudero.
Ron has been a busy freelance guitarist in the Northeast for over 30 years, appearing as featured soloist with several orchestras across the USA, and has recordings available on the North Star and Whaling City Sound labels. He is known for his versatility (comfortable in the jazz, classical and Flamenco styles) and his mastery of the 7-string guitar, which has an extra bass string, creating a deeper range for both jazz and classical uses.