Oral History Information
Ray van Straten began his love of music when his parents bought him a kids piano when he was four years old. He went on to study classical piano performance, as well as jazz arranging with Manny Albam, a highlight of his music education. Ray has memories of playing in rock bands throughout his early adulthood, as well as getting involved writing jingles for TV and radio. He then worked for Yamaha as a National Accounts Manager before moving onto his current position of Senior Director of Marketing at QSC, located in Orange County, California.