Bob Story

Bob Story

5.0 (15)
Best of 2021
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About this pro

I have always loved the guitar and music as a way to express myself and enjoyed the camaraderie of a group of people sharing that interest.

In the 80's I toured with The Original Drifters for 2 years before going to Musicians Institute of Hollywood for a year in 1989.

That experience taught me so much more about what I wanted to do with music. I use all of what I learned as a performer, teacher, producer and songwriter.

I have performed in Scandinavia, Italy, the Caribbean Islands and toured across the US.

Upon moving to Boulder in 1996 I began teaching music in Louisville CO. I continue today and still love interacting with students and finding new ways to express music through listening, theory, transcribing and having fun jamming!

Creating and improvising with a looper or playing acoustic guitar with new strings! Seeing lights go on in a students eyes when they learn new musical concepts. Listen to my latest CD of original material here.

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Boulder, CO 80305
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15 Reviews


  • Rick Langille

    Bob is a humble, engaged instructor that has an amazing ability to make a lesson seek in. He can take your time together and go in any direction you need to. This is a gift, he is not teaching from a book, he teaches from his heart!

  • Colleen N

    Bob teaches my 10 year old son and he is the perfect combination of laid back and effective. I'm pretty sure my son doesn't even realize that he is learning so much during his lessons. He just comes home excited to play songs that he can hear on the radio!

  • Karen Horan

    Bob is awesome. He’s patient, skilled, and provides a good combination of showing you how to play and explaining how it all goes together.

  • David Bartos

    Expands all areas of musical knowledge and abilities

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

Learn where a student is going and where they are and then show them what is possible.

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

Professional touring worldwide, schoolin' at Musicians Institute and self taught.

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

$30 per lesson paid by the month. I am flexible with lessons missed with notice.

How did you get started teaching?

After going to MI in 1989 I toured for a bit and then started working for the admin side MI. Housing issues in Hollywood CA for new students to printing all of the corricullum as head of the library. I eventually worked my way into substitute teacher at the school and did that for 5 years teaching a wide variety of subjects. Upon moving to Boulder it was a natural thing to start my own business. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Young and old beginners to experienced musicians. Acoustic and electric guitar with some ukulele thrown in for fun.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently two students got together and learned an Allman Bros. song that I helped with. It was a long term goal on their part and it was fun to see the pleasure on their faces as they mastered the song.

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

Be prepared when you come to a lesson. Do the work and the student will see rewards in their effort.

Find someone you are comfortable with. Do a lesson and see if it is a good fit.

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

What type of music inspires them? What type of learner are they? How much time do they have to learn the material? Are there goals they would like to achieve?