As a performing musician I have played for 3 presidents and the Queen of England, traveling throughout the U.S and abroad. As an instructor, I have taught at the college level, various music schools and have currently been teaching from my studio located in Manhattan at 68th + West End Av. for the past 8 years.
I really get a lot of satisfaction watching students progress, realizing their goals, and do something that they weren't able to do before. It's been fun to watch some of my students begin to play in bands - some on a professional level. But whatever their goal is - to be able to sing and accompany themelves in song, or just have fun at something they weren't able to do before, is fun for me as well.
Robert is an excellent teacher in both piano and music composition. He has broad knowledge of music theory and techniques. He is kind and patient to guide me through writing music. Highly recommended!
Robert is a real professional - knowledgable, always prepared for lesson, and fun and encouraging.
I've been studying both guitar and piano with Robert for many months and he is a wonderful teacher - friendly, knowledgeable, and always prepared for lessons that are tailored expressly to my own needs. I recommend him highly!
Discover their specific needs and bring them along at a pace that works for them.
A Masters Degree in Performance and Composition, and having traveled around the country and abroad, and teaching many years.
Generally, I think a 45 minute lesson works best, but if extra time is needed to complete the lesson, then I will take extra time to get the job done. The price for a 45 minute music lesson is $55.
After many years of playing professionally and traveling so much I wanted to remain closer to home, tried my hand at teaching, discovered I was really good at it, enjoyed a lot, and now I have good number of them to keep me busy.
All kinds - from advanced professionals, to intermediate, to absolute beginners - students interested in rock and roll, jazz, rhythm and blues, country, classical...
Seeing a student I took on as a beginner play his first professional gig!
Look for someone who has been a working professional and knows his craft from the inside out, not just someone who assigns exercises from a book - one who knows what it takes to get results.
How much time they have to practice, how motivated they are, how much do they want to play, and what do they ultimately want to play.
Guitar Lessons Acoustic Guitar Lessons Arrangement And Composition Lessons Classical Guitar Lessons Blues Guitar Lessons Bluegrass Guitar Lessons Bass Guitar Lessons Composition Lessons Classical Piano Lessons Country Guitar Lessons Music Theory Lessons Musical Theater Classes Piano Lessons Songwriting Classes