Rob S.

Rob S.

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3 Reviews
Camarillo, CA

About Rob S.

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Rob teaches: Males 6 to 70
Females 6 to 70
Teaching since: February 1969
Last sign in: Yesterday
Average response time: 9 hours

Overview

Originally from Chicago, I attended Chicago Musical College for 2 years before moving to Calif. and receiving my B.A. in music from Cal. State Northridge. I also have an M.A. in Education from there. I have been a band director in public schools for over 40 years. My bands have won over 50 1st place awards in music competitions. I have been playing keyboard professionally since the age of 14. I truly enjoy working with both kids and adults on a one on one basis, and provide a relaxed and friendly, yet goal-oriented experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
In each lesson,students will work on technique, music theory, and learn pieces (both from the method book and from supplementary material). I choose material for each student to use based on age, ability, and interest. I don't use a "one size fits all" curriculum. Although lessons are relaxed, I do expect students to do their part and work on the assigned materials at home. In addition,I enjoy playing along with students as soon as possible.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Room: upright piano, chair, sports memorabilia, room for parents to sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide instrument (except piano) and music (which I would select)

*** Specialties ***
Can teach any school band instrument and keyboard

Experience

Band Director, music teacher Sep 1970 - Jun 2009
Pleasant Valley School Dist. Camarillo

I have taught music in Pleasant Valley School District for 40 years.

Education

B.A. in Instrumental Music Education, M.A. in Education Jan 1965 - Aug 1970
Chicago Musical College and CSUN

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching Certificate Aug 1970
CSUN

Standard Secondary Teaching Credential in Music

Awards

Many award-winning bands over a 40 year teaching career Sep 1970
Organizations responsible for judging musical competitions

Affiliations

National Education Association Sep 1972
NEA

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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3 Reviews on Rob S.

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Tracey L. January 31, 2013
Verified Student
Good instructor, goes at your pace/ability level

I've only been taking lessons with Rob for 3 weeks, but so far so good. After an 18 year hiatus from playing the flute, I decided it was time to go back to it. He's customized the lessons to go as fast as I am able to pick it up, as it is coming back to me quickly. I appreciate not getting stuck in a "set" order of lessons. He's knowledgeable, professional, a genuinely nice person and he is a very good, easy to understand instructor.
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MicheleS1 May 2, 2012
INSPIRED LEARNINGS!

We laugh a lot when I goof up and he kindly leads me to where it will be better. We have had only 3 lessons so far and I have practiced every day, sometimes more than once per day and he says he can tell. Rob is a very experienced teacher and musician.
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MinG May 13, 2011
grateful student

I learned that Rob S. - knows his material- assesses the student (me)- articulates when answering questions- patient and kind- dedicatedI am very fortunate to have Rob S. as my music teacher. Rob S. is an A+ instructor!