Braselton’s Music Studio & Store was started by Ray Braselton, in 1973, purely out of his love for music and teaching.
Ray is currently teaching in Marion, NY on Mondays-Thursdays and on Grand Island, NY on Fridays & Saturdays.
Ray also provides music entertainment for private birthday/anniversary parties, senior centers, nursing homes,
corporate business functions, etc. throughout the Greater Rochester & Buffalo areas.
Get to Know Ray Braselton . . .
The many sides of Ray Braselton - the music store owner, music educator, cable television producer and entertainer! Ray has been around music since he was a child and gives much of the credit to his dad. He says, “My father, Eugene Braselton, was the biggest influence in my life for getting me started in music. He introduced me to the piano at age 6 and the guitar later on in my life.” Ray considers his dad a child prodigy that mastered several instruments and instilled in Ray the love of music.
Growing up in California, Ray studied music and performed on television in Los Angeles several times. His love for music was quite natural. Ray describes himself, during his years in California, as a kid just having a good time.
In 1968, Ray moved to New York where he continued studying music and taking a serious view on teaching. In 1973, he opened a studio in his home in Walworth, New York where he taught people of all ages. In 1975, the studio, with an added retail store, moved to North Main Street in Marion, New York across from the Marion Elementary School, until 1990. From 1990-2000 Ray continued teaching music lessons in his home. A retail store was again opened up in 2000 on the corner of South Main Street & Buffalo Street in Marion. From October of 2003 until November 30, 2009 the store was located at 3329 State Route 21, Marion, and on December 1, 2009 Braselton's Music Studio & Store moved to our present location, 3673 S. Main Street in Marion, New York. In 2017 Ray started teaching music on Grand Island, NY on Fridays and Saturdays.
Ray produced and hosted a cable television program “The Music Show” which aired throughout the Greater Rochester area from 2006 to 2014 and can be seen on YouTube. Click here to see some of The Music Show episodes.
Ray now operates Braselton’s Music Studio, in two locations, inside the Strike It Up Artistic Center, 2045 Route 104, Ontario, NY, and at 3179 W. River Rd., Grand Island, NY teaching guitar, piano, band instruments, drums, uke and vocal lessons. Ray currently provides music entertainment for private parties, corporate business functions, senior centers, nursing homes, and town festivals throughout several counties.