NEW IN BOISE, Ray is currently finding new musical outlets and accepting trumpet students. Previously, he taught the Trumpet Studio at Pomona College for 17 years and taught baroque trumpet at Claremont Graduate University. He also taught for more than ten years each at Occidental College, Pasadena City College, and Glendale College, garnering particular notice for his successful big bands at each institution and for the Chamber Opera program at Pasadena City College. He has given master classes in colleges and universities in Idaho, California, Oregon, and Iowa.
He has worked with several youth orchestras, including the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra, the Glendale Youth Honors Orchestra, and the Verdugo Youth Orchestra. He has performed in school concerts for many years, both in professional brass quintets and as part of a volunteer trumpet/piano duo, and he has met with elementary school children as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphonies for Schools program.
For over 40 years, his private studio has included trumpet students in elementary, middle, and high schools up to college students and adults – ranging from beginners to professionals.