Ronald Stassen is a teacher of Basic Teaching Skills and Advanced Teaching Skills for classical guitar at the Conservatory of Maastricht. He mentors and tutors internship students, and has been teaching guitar to beginners and advanced levels at “De Kunstkoepel” in Lanaken, Belgium since graduating from the Conservatory in 2005. He conducts the guitar orchestra comprising 35 guitars, and also teaches ensemble and group lessons.
As an author, he has written the guitar method books Gitaarplezier 1, 2, and 3. These books contain tailor-made exercises, engaging music pieces, and new arrangements for beginner guitarists. Gitaarplezier is used by many private guitar teachers and teachers connected to music academies in Belgium and beyond.
Apart from teaching, he is an active classical guitarist in ensemble settings. He also explores his musical creativity as a songwriter and electric guitarist in a ska band.