Ronald Lashley -

Flautist, Organist, Bass Clarinetist, Former NYC Music teacher, Producer, Recording Artist and Founder of Hawthplay Records LLC


         Ronald Lashley was Born in Barbados. He graduated from Combermere High School. In 1981 Ronald was awarded an OAS scholarship to study Flute in North Dakota at the International Music Camp. After the summer semester he departed to London to study Organ Building with N.P. Mander Organ Company. During his Organ studies Ronald worked as an apprentice rebuilding and tuning organs. Ronald was part of the Organ Building team that prepared the St. Paul's Cathedral Organ for the Royal wedding. During his organ building stint Ronald studied organ with Ann Marsden Thomas and took courses in German and Music at the Morley College. After Completion of his studies in London Ronald traveled to meet with his friend Professor Johannes Geffert at the famous Robert Schumann Hochschule in Dusseldorf Germany. Johannes advised Ronald to remain and study Music and the German language. After being mentored by Geffert Ronald left for Bremen to enroll in German classes at the Goethe Institute and to study Jazz Flute with Elias Leuvarden. Within 6 months Ronald became a fluent German speaker and received a certificate in written and spoken German. While in Germany Ronald won a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts where he graduated with a Bachelors degree of Music in Jazz Performance. After his  Berklee studies Ronald Lashley returned to Barbados where he became a music teacher at the Alleyne School, Foundation School, and Harrison's College

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