Charles Ramsey is a native of Richmond, Indiana where, at an early age, he fell in love with classical music, the Beatles and Heavy Metal (in that order). He graduated from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he studied classical guitar with Clare Callahan, a student of Andres Segovia. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from the Hebrew Union College. He then spent seventeen years living in New York City, performing and teaching.

Charles has performed at the United Nations, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Tibet Center, The Yippie Museum, the Tank, ABC No-Rio, Make Music New York and in the Music In Chelsea series in New York City. He has also performed in Los Angeles and in cities in the Midwest -- including Cincinnati, Ohio and Richmond, Indiana -- as well as in Tokyo, Japan, and Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is a recipient of a 2012 New York State grant (COAHSI) with his work with flutist Yuuki Koike in their Duo Nanashi. He performs with many ensembles including big bands, metal bands, early music ensembles and many other groups and has written some chamber music. He heads the New York City Pop Band and scores film music whenever presented with the opportunity.

In New York Charles taught guitar and piano in many different settings: he maintained a private studio, taught at the Bronx House School of Performing Arts and in many after school programs and high school classes on Long Island. He currently teaches guitar at Earlham College and maintains a studio of private students. If you're interested in taking lessons they are offered in person (in Richmond) or online. He would also love to perform at your upcoming wedding or other event requiring live music.

Currently Charles can be heard on WECI Radio 91.5 FM on Wednesday evenings from 10 to 11:30pm on the show Eklektika with Jason Elliott where they curate a mix of eclectic music and talk, as well as on his own show the Classical Corner on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 5 pm which features classical music from Medieval Europe to the present day, classical music from other traditions, and often some live classical guitar.

His newest undertaking is the music meditation project and is open to anyone who has an interest in using music as a form of meditation. See his website for more details, especially concerning when and where the next meeting will take place.

For lessons or performances he can be contacted here.