ERIC ROBERTS is an accomplished guitarist and bassist as well as composer, and has been playing professionally since the age of 16. He holds a B.A. in Music from Ithaca College and a Master’s in Music from the University of Miami. He has enjoyed a successful career playing in Broadway shows, backing up name entertainers such as Chuck Berry, The Fifth Dimension, The Drifters, Bob Hope, Joan Rivers, Anthony Newley, Maureen McGovern, Chita Rivera, the Smothers Brothers, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Danny Ganz, recording with the Orchestre Suisse Romande, performing solo guitar concerts, giving music workshops, and providing music for every type of occasion. His repertoire ranges from classical to jazz, brazilian to new age and nuevo flamenco. He works as a solo performer with tracks, as a guitar/flute duo and with a quartet. Eric's own original music encompasses a variety of musical influences from Paul Winter and David Darling to Ralph Towner, Eberhard Weber and Pat Metheny as well as the music of Brazil. His own unique sound comes from a melding of instruments -- from the classical guitar, acoustic bass and guitar synthesizer to the mandolin and the bandura (a Ukrainian instrument akin to the harp). He is a caring and thoughtful teacher as well, and has taught many students throughout his career, from beginners to advanced students. He teaches what the students want to learn rather than sticking to a rigid teaching method and gives his students the choice of learning by ear or by learning how to read music notation. His debut CD, “IN A SILENT PLACE”, featuring world renowned cellist, David Darling, has been receiving accolades the world over, and most recently the track “Flowing” became a finalist in the “new age” category of the 2009 Independent Music Awards and the track “Cella’s Song”, written for his wife, won first prize in the “instrumental” category of the 2007 USA Songwriting Competition. His music can currently be heard on XM Radio as well as Comcast’s “Music Choice” channel on their “Soundscapes” program. His new EP, “MY BRAZILIAN HEART”, features 6 of his smooth jazz and brazilian compositions and features a stellar lineup of musicians who have backed up many of the world’s biggest music acts.
I enjoy teaching many levels of proficiency, from child to adult, and really enjoy seeing my students blossom. I love teaching my students songs they really want to learn, based on their proficiency level. I'm a very flexible, open, and compassionate teacher.
It is a unique opportunity to study with Eric. His vast knowledge and experience are evident in his teaching method. His lessons are conducted in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
Eric Roberts is awesome. My son loves his guitar lessons and enjoys practicing.
Eric has been teaching my daughter for about a year. He is very good in teaching techniques and progressing her skill level, along with keeping it fun. Further, Eric is reliable and flexible.
I first determine what level they are at and find out if they want to learn how to read music or just guitar tab.
I then find the appropriate method book to use as well as song books containing a variety of music styles, so the student is learning songs that he/she wants to learn.
We proceed from there.
B.A. Music Ithaca College
M.M. Music University of Miami
Standard pricing is $45.00 for 45 minute lessons and $40.00 for 30 minute lessons.
Started teaching while in college purusing a degree in music and taught young students classical guitar.
I've worked with all ages and music styles.
Seek a teacher that teaches you what you want to learn instead of a teacher that only teaches with one particular method.
What do you hope to achieve with your lessons?
Do you want to learn how to read music or just guitar tab?
What is your favorite style of music on guitar?