I incorporate 30+ years of musical teaching experience, 40+ years of musical performance experience into helping my students to achieve their musical goals . I have a deep passion about my students fulfilling their dreams.
My qualifications are as follows :
Associate Degree in Music Education, Bachelors Degree in Musical Performance and a Certification as a Vocal Music Instructor.
40+ years experience as a Drummer/ Percussionist
40+ years experience as a vocalist
30+ years experience as a church musician and vocalist
20+ years experience as a Music Director
I have recorded and performed with major Gospel and R & B artists. I am the lead singer for my Gospel band "Higher Ground" and classic R&B band "Blue Magic".
I am currently the Music Director and pianist at a local church in Union, NJ. and on staff at 2 other local churches .
My enjoyment comes from being able to do what I love and assisting others in fulfilling their goals reaching their potential and living their dream as a musical artist .
Robert Williams exemplifies the 3 P's Professionalism, patience, and persistent. I have had the opportunity to work with him for about 3 years and I have grown musically as well as professionally.
Robert is a competent worship leader, music teacher. His teaching of vocal technique, listening skills, and the importance of physical and spiritual health have transformed our music ministry team.
I've been studying with Mr. Williams for about 3 years now. My voice and vocal ability have much improved and my shyness is a distant memory. I was stuck in my career just singing background but with Mr. Williams instruction I am now singing as a lead soloist.
Assessment of talent/ skill level
Assessment of students needs
Assignment of practical exercises and or rudiments according to skill level
Weekly review of previous assignments and provide instruction in proper technique for skill building
Provide opportunities for performance at each skill level to build confidence, poise and professionalism.
8 Year music student in the Hillside public school system
5 year music student at Newark Community Center of the Arts
2 Year Music Student at New Jersey City University- Assoc. Degree in Music Education
4 Year Music Student at Xavier Univ. : Bach. Degree in Musical Performance
Certified Vocal Instructor: Rawls Vocal Music School inc.
Children: $25 hr.
Adults: $40 hr.
I started teaching in 1980 . My vocal teacher Dorothy Gowdy gave me my first opportunity as a music teacher through her company Gift of Mobile Music. I taught drums to inner city children in the Newark area.
Inner city children, adults , choir members, beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
I have also taught and coached semi and professional musicians .
I am very fond of returning to my alma mater and performing there with my band .
I am also fond of performing at my high school reunion recently.
Make sure that the instructor you choose is not just qualified on paper to teach you but they must have a passion to coach you which involves them pouring their life experiences into you.
Am I willing to invest the time and energy in my gift?
What and how Am I willing to sacrifice to become an excellent musician?