Ramon Amira is an American guitarist of Spanish descent, born in New York, who traces his Amira family back to fifteenth century Spain. He started playing the guitar at the age of fifteen, then studied classical guitar with Juan de la Mata, and flamenco guitar and dance accompaniment with the great virtuoso Mario Escudero. He continued his classical and flamenco guitar studies in Los Angeles with Vicente Gomez.
While living in Los Angeles he was the classical and flamenco guitar critic for the Los Angeles Times, and the flamenco guitar and dance critic for the L.A. Herald-Examiner, and has reviewed Carlos Montoya, Sabicas, Manitas de Plata, Andres Segovia, John Williams, Pepe Romero, Michael Lorimer, Cruz Luna, Luisa Triana, and many others. He has given numerous classical and flamenco guitar recitals in Los Angeles, New York, and other cities, and has accompanied many flamenco dancers, among them Carmen Mora and Curro Santana.
He currently performs in the New York area as a classical and flamenco guitarist, and teaches both. He has given lecture/demonstrations on flamenco guitar and dance and the history of flamenco, and is writing a book on the evolution of flamenco guitar - the music, the instrument, the performers, and the techniques.