With a Masters degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Radford University, and a rich background in teaching and performing, I offer lessons in guitar, bass guitar, ukelele, piano, music theory and songwriting. The big perk about my lessons is that I am willing to travel to you at no additional cost and also offer online lessons via skype. Having been self-taught initially, and going mainly by ear, I am capable of teaching students both the academic aspects of playing an instrument, and the intuitive aspects that only come from learning by ear and jamming with other people. I specialize in teaching classical fingerstyle and rock. I can also teach most any other style.
I enjoy everything about the work I do, music is my life. What draws me to teaching is the experience of bonding with my students and helping them improve. Nothing satisfies me more than helping a beginner become a great player and succeed. Some of my students have passed auditions into music conservatories, played recitals, and play in bands; that's what really motivates me.
Excellent Instructor and great with Kids. My 10yr is just getting started with the guitar and Rob is patient, encouraging and very honest that it will take a lot of practice to get to where you want to be.
Rob was hands-down the best guitar instructor our son has ever had. Our son started with Bach to Rock, but wasn't learning much there, so we turned to Rob after hearing glowing reviews about him. When our son started out, he played very roughly, without rhythm and fluidity. Rob taught him with the foundational concepts, starting with solid holding and posture techniques and arpeggios. In only a few months he was playing very smoothly, with soft yet solid finger placement, and was picking up finger style nicely. The nice thing about Rob is he can work with all styles and personality types, and he makes the learning fun - not tedious. He was also flexible with his hours and, at least in our case, was able to come to us for the lessons. We recommend him very enthusiastically!
Rob has an excellent technical, practical and emotional knowledge of music, and works patiently and diligently to meet the needs of his students.
Rob is very professional and knowledgeable. He is infinitely patient and gives excellent advice on how to progress as a student of guitar. Higly recommend!