Raymond "Ray" Lynch (born July 3, 1943) is a classically trained guitarist and lutenist. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to a musical and artistic family. His mother was a classical pianist and watercolor artist. At age 6, Lynch began studying the piano until age 12, where he was inspired by the music of Andres Segovia’s classical recordings and decided to pursue a career in music. He attended both St. Stephen's Episcopal School as well as Austin High School in Austin, Texas, then attended the main campus of University of Texas for one year before moving to Barcelona, Spain where he apprenticed to the classical guitar teacher, Eduardo Sainz de la Maza, for three years. Leaving Spain, Lynch then returned to the University of Texas where he studied music composition. While at college Lynch was invited to New York City to join The Renaissance Quartet where he performed the classical guitar and lute for several years.