Danzas of Puerto Rico for Cuatro Puertorriqueño

The highest artistic expression of the Puerto Rican culture.

Do you want to take your Puerto Rican music craftsmanship to the next level? Look no further than Danzas of Puerto Rico for Cuatro Puertorriqueño.

This course dives into the history and beauty of traditional Puerto Rican danza. Danzas are some of the most sophisticated and refined musical forms. Their origins date back to 1840, when young composers were inspired by Cuban immigrants and their lively music, giving rise to a distinct style of ballroom music. This type of music is typically classified into two categories: a slower romantic danza or a festive and lively version.
In this particular course, you can explore compositions from some of the greatest 19th and 20th-century composers in Puerto Rico, such as José Ignacio Quintón, Luis Rodríguez Miranda and Juan Morel Campos. The arrangements have been compiled by Samuel Ramos in both standard notation and tablature form – perfect for any aspiring cuatrista!

If you’re seeking an enriching way to become closer to the heart of Puerto Rican culture and heritage, then Danzas of Puerto Rico for Cuatro Puertorriqueño is ready to take your expertise beyond expectations. Get started today!

Your Instructor

Samuel Ramos
Samuel Ramos

Samuel Ramos is an experienced educator, instructional designer, and musician. He graduated from Antillean Adventist University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Full Sail University with a Master's Degree in Educational Media Design and Technology, giving him the knowledge to excel in both academics and music.

Not only has Samuel served as a music teacher and assistant professor of guitar at the Inter-American University of San German, Puerto Rico, but he has also had the opportunity to become a multimedia designer for the Walt Disney Company, a digital learning designer for the University of St. Augustine at the San Marcos, California campus, and a senior instructional technologist for the University of San Diego. His skills have also extended to LMS Administrator/Instructional Designer for Taylor Guitars in San Diego, California. He has written several instructional books on playing various instruments, including the Puerto Rican cuatro, guitar, and mandolin.

When he is not busy teaching or creating content, Samuel dedicates his time to 4jibaro.com - a website that serves as an online community to promote awareness of Puerto Rican folk music and heritage. Through his work here, Samuel seeks to bring hope and joy to people through music by changing the world - one note at a time!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course—you decide when you start and when you finish. We'll provide you with a study plan to follow and track your progress. You'll be able to submit performance videos for feedback from the instructor.
Do I get access to everything with the "membership"?
Immediate access to every video lesson, 300+ interactive sheet music, live Q&A sessions and access to the community. You’ll also get your questions answered through live lessons, discussion boards and chat.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.