Ray Eicher has been a guitarist, singer and teacher of stringed instruments for over 40 years. Music fans in Northern Maryland and Central Pennsylvania know him for his work with Noahzark, Coventry, The Ray Duerr Band, Wheels and Reckless. More recently he has been featured on recordings by Ray Duerr, Jefferson Pepper, Wayne Supergenius, David Papke, Robert Bobby Duo, Amanda Perko and others.
After performing for so many years, Ray now devotes most of his time to teaching all styles of electric and acoustic guitar as well as pedal steel, lap steel, dobro, ukulele and bass. Ray has a studio in his Maryland home and at Campbell’s Music in York, Pennsylvania where he routinely teaches over 100 lessons weekly. He has been teaching there for 41 years and has had the rare opportunity to teach three generations of pickers within some families.
What makes Ray unique and so sought after as a teacher is his expertise as a musician, his individualized approach and his warm, supportive manner. Every student plays, understands and knows the theory behind the music he/she wants to learn. Ray has students as young as five and as seasoned as eighty-five. He teaches any style of music including rock, melodic instrumental, finger style, folk, jazz, blues, classical, metal, country, bluegrass, punk, reggae, and more.
In addition to recording, performing and teaching, Ray is a collector of unique and sometimes rare guitars. He is well on his way to accumulating a world-class collection of American solid and semi-hollow body electrics along with some fine acoustic guitars, lap steels, pedal steels and resonator instruments thrown in for good measure. His family and travel top his list of non-musical passions. This site explores all of the above.