Ricardo Ponce

Ricardo Ponce


South Tampa, Seminole Heights


Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums


Ricardo was born in his house in Tampa, Florida. His grandfather is an orchestra conductor and music educator in Ecuador. Both of his parents are musicians and inspired him to pursue music. From the age of 6, Ricardo has been studying string instruments. During middle school, Ricardo joined Concert Band and Jazz Band. In high school he was Classically trained in guitar and started his own band. From managing music venues to touring Florida, Ricardo has always committed himself to music and paying it forward in his teaching.


Currently studying at Saint Pete College. He is  studying studying Music Performance with an instrumental focus in double bass. Ricardo’s genre of focus is Jazz.

Area of Focus:

Education, Music Theory, Jazz, and Music History.

Favorite Aspect of Music:

Ricardo loves to teach his students that music is a language, self expression and brings people together.


Ricardo is an active performer in Tampa through university ensembles. Also, he often plays at restaurants, churches and other local venues around Florida.