RUTH O'NEIL is the Director of the       Song-a-Day Music Center and has performed throughout the New England area as a soloist, and with the acoustic duos (rai)2 and Just Friends. She has two released CDs, one of Children's Music and a Holiday CD. Currently, she is half of the folk duo RJ.

Ruth instructs piano and guitar.

JIM HAMMITT has been performing music from Western Pennsylvania to New Hampshire, with Blue Horizon, as guest member of (rai)2, with The Mann Brothers, and as a soloist. Currently, he is half of the folk duo RJ.

Jim instructs guitar, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele.

BOB RAYMOND has been playing guitar for 35 years, and teaching since 2004. He has opened for Eric Bogle at the Cellar Door Coffeehouse in 1985.  Played for Greg Brown in 1987(?) and performed at the Hartland Folk Festival in 1994. He was Guitar player in Residence on the "Hartford Late Night TV" show in 1993.  Bob and Ruth founded the folk duo (rai)2 ("ray-squared") in 1996. He accompanied Chris and Meredith Thompson at the Sounding Board Coffeehouse in 2006

Bob instructs guitar. electric guitar, and bass.


JIM HARKINS is an instructor, luthier, and recording studio owner who has been associated with Song-a-Day since 2006. He performs at venues state-wide and is a very accomplished instructor and guitarist.

Jim instructs guitar, electric guitar, and bass.

Guitar Lessons at Song-a-Day Music Center are structured to the needs of each individual student. Students just beginning on Guitar are encouraged to use a book to build their new skills, while those more advanced can work on performance and music theory.

Lessons are weekly, either 30 minutes or 60 minutes in length.