Raines Music

Raines Music

5.0 (1)
1 employee
27 years in business

About this pro

20+ years teaching experience.

40+ years guitar playing, live and studio in New York and Europe.

Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music in Guitar, Theory and Composition.

Master of Music Degree from Shenandoah Concervatory of Music in Composition and Theory.

Doctorate in Music Composition and Theory from Florida State University.

Visit my classic music page on Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/robertcomposer

Samples of my music including various styles on Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/robertcraines

Reviews available.

Easy going and very experienced music teacher.

Currently also teach online college level Music courses for Northern Virginia Community College.

I love teaching and ALL kinds of music. I have a lot of experience playing blues, rock, folk, coutry, as well as classical music.

I am a patient with teacher and can help you improve quickly. Beginners age 10 or older are welcome. I Prefer teaching on Skype or Zoom- and have been doing this for years.

Why are my fees higher than some teachers? I have A LOT of experience teaching in a wide variety of styles and only accept a few students.

I am fine with an initial 1/2 hour lesson to see if we are a good fit. After that I teach 45 minute or 1 hour lessons.

Contact me and let's chat!



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Mount Weather, VA 20135
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  • Wendy Kautza

    Robert is very knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled as a musician and teacher. He has been teaching my son virtually since he was 8 years old and now my son is 15. He is an effective teacher for a range of ages and abilities. He’s very caring about his students. I appreciate his good communication with me as a parent. He’s been teaching my son for seven years now and I have no hesitation in giving Robert my highest recommendation.

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

I like to start by determining the level a student is at. Then we work together to create a learning plan for future lessons. I like to include some music theory along with guitar or bass lessons.

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

I have many years of performing and teaching experience: guitar, bass, theory, composition. I'm easy going and like for my students to enjoy their lessons!

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

I only teach in 45 minutes or 1 hour segments. I am willing to have an initial lesson of 30 minutes for $25 (prepaid), but all lessons after that are $40 for 45 minutes and $50 for a full hour.

My rates are slightly higher because I have A LOT of teaching experience - and I only accept a few students. Beginners age 10 and up are fine.

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching after I graduated from Berklee College of Music. I teach guitar, bass, and theory. I teach Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, and Jazz.

What types of students have you worked with?

I teach students who are absolute beginners through experienceds players. Generally 10 years old and up seems to work best.

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

Be sure you find a teacher who is experienced, patient, and who cares about your progress as a musician.

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

Please read my profile and pricing carefully. If it sounds like we might be a good fit - please contact me! Otherwise please don't - I get many requests for lessons, let's not waste each others time if you are looking for cheap lessons. - Thanks!