Robert Jones' Guitar Lessons

Robert Jones' Guitar Lessons

5.0 (13)

About this pro

I have a lot of experience teaching and performing. As a guitar teacher I offer both, guitar lessons (electric or acoustic) and bass lessons. I have been teaching in Santa Rosa, California since 1991. I've taught thousands of guitar lessons.

- I'm very patient.

- I tailor lessons to meet your needs and expectations while ensuring you understand the basics.

-You may choose from a wide range of lesson plans, including songs and riffs, right and left hand technique, fretboard mapping, improvising, and music theory.

- FREE consultation - no obligation. This is not a lesson, it is an opportunity for you to see if we are a good fit. I will also provide you with a package of my “Lesson Plans.” For beginners the consultation includes:
1. Checking your guitar's Intonation & Action, so you can learn on a properly-setup guitar, or…
2. I will help you figure out what kind of guitar to buy, based on your musical preferences, etc

- My experience includes teaching very young children, teenagers, professionals, retired folks, beginners and advanced students.

- I've taught at several music stores.

- I have my own studio located at: 2314-B Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA

- over the years, I have performed with the electric guitar with countless bands, and with the acoustic guitar as a soloist. I've played Rock, Funk, Country, Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz, New Age, Pop, Motown, with Flamenco and Classical influences.

- I speak fluent Spanish.

- Learn the easy way, by using tabs (tablature) and chord charts! Reading notes is not required.

- Have fun learning songs or riffs in a style you like. You can quickly and easily learn how to play...

  • ROCK
  • BLUES
  • COUNTRY
  • FINGER STYLE
  • LATIN JAZZ
  • and more

For more information with video and audio recordings, please visit:

www.robertjonesguitar.com

Music has been at the forefront of my life.

I really enjoy teaching guitar lesson because I have a love for guitars, a love of music, and a passion for teaching.

I am inspired by good musicians, they can really blow my socks off.

I consider it an honor to help others come to love and appreciate music and the guitar as much as I do.

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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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13 Reviews

5.0

  • Christian

    Very efficient lessons

  • Gary Z

    Perhaps the teaching quality I most appreciate about Robert Jones is his concern that I understand a guitar technique or musical concept. If I don’t grasp a concept, Robert is diligent to offer another explanation or demonstrate another technique. Thank you Robert!

  • Don Feleay

    I was a beginning guitar student when I started with Robert almost 3 years ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Robert is a good guy; he is very knowledgeable, and he makes guitar lessons fun, as they should be. I particularly enjoy the music theory he adds to my lessons. It’s been really cool to see my skills improve, and I look forward to playing my guitar every day.

  • David Winterton

    Robert is a very positive and encouraging instructor. He has a great depth of knowledge and practical experience with the guitar. He will meet you where you are at and help get you to where you want to be. Highly recommended!


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My experience as a guitar instructor includes teaching students of all ages, from beginners to advanced. I offer a FREE 40 minute no-obligation consultation

I like to ask the student questions so I am able to determine where they are (musically) and where they want to go. That way I can customize the lesson to meet their needs and expectations.

I am patient so you can learn at your own pace. I additionally supply lesson printouts for you to practice at home.

Your free consultation is not a lesson. It is an opportunity for you to see if we are a good fit. (No obligation). I will also provide you with a package of my “Lesson Plans.”

For beginners the consultation includes:
1. Checking your guitar's Intonation & Action, so you can learn on a properly-setup guitar, or…
2. I will help you figure out what kind of guitar to buy, based on your musical preferences, etc


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

My training comes from decades of performing with other well seasoned musicians, playing in countless bands and styles of music.

I have been performing ELECTRIC and ACOUSTIC guitar music for over 30 years, playing in Spain, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

PRIVATE LESSONS

50 minutes - $50.00

25 minutes - $25.00

(25 min. for small children only)

GROUP LESSONS AVAILABLE

FREE CONSULTATION! 60 minutes. No obligation.

CALL NOW: 707- 291-7203


How did you get started teaching?

As the musical director for several bands, I was already teaching fellow band mates music lessons, and guitar lessons, in order to optimize the bands' sound. In 1991, one of my band mates suggested I do it professionally. So I did, and here I am, decades later, still teaching.


What types of students have you worked with?

My experience includes teaching very young children, teenagers, professionals, retired folks, beginners and advanced students. I teach most styles.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have been performing ELECTRIC and ACOUSTIC guitar music for over 30 years, playing in Spain, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

I perform with BANDS in Santa Rosa and throughout Northern California. As an acoustic SOLOIST, I play original compositions in clubs and cafés or background music for wineries, private parties, wedding receptions, restaurants or corporate events.

I am very proud of the shows with my band HOT ZONE.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Do your homework by researching and asking questions.

I suggest you meet at least once with each teacher to see who would be the best fit.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

The student should get to know themselves first before interviewing for a teacher.

The student should ask themselves, why do they want to take lessons, and what styles are they interested in.

A good teacher can help the student determine this.