Ray Mason, originally from the USA, took piano lessons in New York from age 6 reaching a grade 8 level. Having come to Ireland in 2008, he began pursuing a full-time piano career and studied at the Blackrock School of Jazz.
As part of his professional development, Ray has attended Music Generation workshops for teaching students with Autism and Down Syndrome and Key Teaching Skills workshops with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has been a member of the SSCM teaching staff since 2014. In 2015, he became an Irish citizen.