Roberts Music Institute
RMI is a one of a kind music school and is designed to open the door to the artistic, creative and technical side of contemporary musicianship. The Roberts Music Institute is a performance oriented music school located in Bellevue, WA. With a focus on accelerated learning techniques, RMI offers an individualized curriculum through private lessons. Students also have opportunities to meet and play with other musicians in our classes and player’s clubs. We have students of all ages and levels from beginning to professional. We offer instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocal, ukulele, harmonica, and mandolin. The core curriculmn is based on Howard Roberts proven learning techniques, designed to accelerate the learning process dramatically. “Fueled by Gibson” – RMI is the only school in the world sponsored by Gibson.
I really enjoy seeing students acheive their goals and then light up when they exceed all expectations. It is a very rewarding profession, as we are all students and continually learning!
RMI has been in the same location for 13 years and taught well over 70,000 lessons since opening. With instructors varied in specific talents, I will be able to match you up with the teacher that will take you where you want to go.
Roberts Music Institute
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Typically a student comes in for a free evaluation and orientation to find out which teacher would be the best fit for them. At that point we complete registration as well as a tour of the school.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Our instructors have training in a variety a fields including Music degrees from various colleges across the country
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
RMI I Has a few options for lessons. We have a tuition program which is billed monthly for students that want to take one lesson a week. The half hour lessons are $40 and the hour lessons are $75
We also have opportunities for students that's want to do one off lessons.
In addition we offer performance opportunities playing in a band setting. The players club groups meet once a week for an hour also paid on the tuition basis at $40 per hour.
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching when I was 14 years old and Growing up in Family of musicians. Everyone played instruments and supported my endeavors in the music field. My father Howard Roberts is the founder of musicians Institute located in Hollywood California, so music education was always prominent in our household.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with a very wide range of students from 4 to 80 years old. Jazz rock blues Country heavy metal funk you name it.... But my primary focus is on accelerated learning in teaching people how to learn most efficiently and effectively.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I am very excited to see Music concerts being streamed live, As technology is getting more accessible, students are able to utilize Learning opportunities. RMI offers Skype lessons in both private and group class formats with students all around the world.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
The most important thing to consider when hiring a new teacher is to find out if they are genuinely interested in your Learning success. You typically need to do a few lessons to find out the answer, but that is key to a good student teacher relationship.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
The student should write down there's specific goals as this will drive the motivation to practice. This list might be short if you are new to the instrument but there is something that is attracting you to wanting to play Music... What is it? What do you feel you need to work on to get to where you want to go? How much time do you have to practice? Do you want to play with other musicians? What part of your technique do you find most challenging? Are you interested in theory? These are a few questions that you should be considering when talking with new instructors.