This Biography/Testimony is written only for the purpose of
giving GOD all the glory with no intent to boast about Ron’s
past knowledge and expertise in the music field. For he has
been delivered from the burdens and bondages by his LORD
and Savior JESUS CHRIST that held him captive to the
instrument and the music industry.
Ron Spataro was born in 1953 into a family rich in musical talent. Being raised in a family of musicians he was indoctrinated early on with the expectation that if you had a musical gift you were expected to develop it through study and with at least 3-4 hours a day of practice on the instrument. It was also the expectation that you would to be better than anyone else at what you did.
It was obvious to the family that Ron, at the very tender age of 5, had a God-given gift for music and a love for many instruments, especially the drums. His mother bought him his first drum and then followed up with a complete drum set a year later. Ron studied with 3 different drum instructors each specializing in various styles of music. At the age of 14 he began studying advanced composition and techniques in New York City with Jim Blackley and became proficient in all styles of drums, percussion, chimes, vibes, marimba, tympani & tubular bells, classical, jazz and world percussion. On the road between the ages of 15 &18 performing, music became an obsession driving him to practice not 3-4 hours a day but 6-8 hours a day. By that time music was more than a hobby or a business…it was a driving force that gave Ron his identity.
In his early 20s, Ron began to study piano and worked extensively on music composition in all forms and styles. Destined to turn the drums into a musical instrument he introduced a design to electronic drum manufacturer, Star Instruments of Stafford Springs, CT. They proceeded to endorse and develop for him what would be the first marimba size music synthesizer with pads which could be played with drumsticks. This led to Ron putting together a “One Man Rock Orchestra” fusing acoustic and synthesized percussion into a show. Ron played shows with numerous artists as well as the Grass Roots and Orleans. Ron has also played drums for Little Anthony, Mary Wells and Tony award winner/actor Frankie Michaels. In his late 20’s he began to study recording and production and started to produce commercials. He eventually moved into the contemporary music scene working with many bands in various recording studios as engineer/producer.
In his early 30’s, Ron worked in artist development training musicians and bands and continued to work in the record industry as producer between 1978-1981. He then began to expand his knowledge in analog & digital synthesis by studying music and recording technology. He then increased his knowledge by studying electronic and computer technology and became DSSO certified in Apple/Mac systems. His expertise working in recording led him to master live sound, which opened opportunities to mix numerous bands including Les Elgart and the late Buddy Rich. He is a specialist in keyboard music workstation operations and application. He is considered by musicians and producers to be an expert in KORG KARMA technology. Having worked in recording studios from CT, NY to Florida, Ron has produced many albums.
As a musician, keyboard player, drummer/percussionist, and live sound engineer, Ron has played, produced and reproduced every kind of music imaginable. He has rocked, rolled and rapped his way through a career that spans 50+ years.
In 1982 Ron gave his life to the Lord. The Lord saved his wife and marriage and they became the parents of 5 wonderful children (3 girls & 2 boys). Ron’s five children are all accomplished musicians and have worked with their Dad throughout the years as a group called Family Impact. More importantly all five children know, love and serve the Lord and often lead worship in different churches.
Ron has written numerous songs inspired by GOD and continues to write, arrange and produce musicians that love and serve the LORD. He is a worship leader / evangelist and has visited numerous churches and venues across the country. Now at the age of 60 Ron continues to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever there is an open door. He is working on a new album and looks forward to the 2015 release of his book ... MUSIC THE DEVINE CONNECTION or DEVINE DECEPTION.
Ron and Connie Spataro have been married
since September 29, 1973. They married young and
experienced many difficulties during the early years
of their marriage. Just before their 9th anniversary
they were separated and on the verge of divorce for
the second time. They had one daughter, Lisa who was
7 years old and their second child was just weeks away
from delivery. While they were separated they each had given their lives to Christ without the other's knowledge. The Lord Jesus Christ made a miracle and healed their marriage and brought them back together. Today they have 5 adult married children (3 girls and 2 boys) and 11 grandchildren and 2 more on the way. All of their children know, love and serve Jesus Christ and are skilled vocalists and musicians and true worshipers. It is awesome to see their grandbabies praise and worship Jesus Christ. It is truly an honor to see living proof of Psalm 128. God is true to His Word!
In 2006 Ron entered into full time worship ministry and in 2009 Ron and Connie gave up their home, their worldly possessions and left their children, grandchildren and life as they knew it and went on the road full time to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever the Holy Spirit decided to lead them. They were accompanied by their youngest daughter, Rebecca and together they traveled across the country.
Everywhere they went the Lord provided a place to rest their heads, food to eat and funds to sustain their needs along the path. Our God is an awesome God!
Along the road they met the Bride, face to face on an individual basis. They ministered the Gospel to young and old in worship, testimony and the Word. They ministered not only in churches and prayer centers but even in the parking lots of Walmart, Sam's Clubs or local churches that provided overnight resting areas. Their very lives were and are a witness of the saving power of Jesus Christ. They discovered how truly little you need every day to survive. Jesus is truly everything. Without Him...we have, and are nothing.
Currently Ron & Connie are located in Southwest Florida.