About Frankie “Ranks” Moniz

facebook_1465571663745     I have been teaching music privately for about ten years now and have gained lots of experience throughout the years.  I have taught at several music stores in RI including the once existing Daddy’s Junky Music in Warwick, where I taught for the National Music Workshop.  I have been teaching in Barrington since 2006. In 2010 I opened Frankie Ranks Guitar Zone when I decided to give it a go on my own.  I teach over sixty students a week at my studio at all levels of experience.  See my Private Lessons page for more details on my lesson program and policy.  I look forward to helping you or your child develop some musical skills.

    Let me give you a little background information about myself.  I have been playing music since the age of ten with the saxophone being my first instrument.  I picked up guitar at age twelve and went on to study music in college.  I completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell in 1998 while studying the guitar.

I have been performing music since 1996 when I joined the Rhode Island based band The Agents, touring the US for many years.  I am still playing with The Agents to this day, and we now have three full length records under our belt.  I have toured, recorded and performed with the Boston based reggae band Dub Station, which took me around the US, Canada and Jamaica.  I have worked with such reggae artists as Frankie Paul, Abijah, Mikey Dread, Everton Blender, The Skatalites, Ernie Smith and Alton Ellis.  I also recorded and played with the Rhode Island based reggae band Soulshot for seven years.

I have been featured on several recording projects over the years both on saxophone and guitar in all genres of music.  I am currently playing in my own band called Frankie Ranks & The Freeloaders.  

Here is a link to an article that was featured in the Barrington Times about Frankie Ranks Guitar Zone – http://barrington.patch.com/articles/musician-mixes-teaching-performing

Thanks for reading,

Frank Moniz

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