Bob Mealey

Bob M.

Framingham, MA
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Bob delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9 to 17 and special needs

Teaching since:

I have spent the last 35 years teaching elementary and middle school band in a community known for its strong music program.
I love teaching music to students.. especially the art of playing trumpet. I try to incorporate fun and enthusiasm in each lesson while accomplishing some short term and long term goals. The student is my ultimate focus during the lesson time. Sometimes my students arrive and have a total different idea of concepts or literature in which they wish to make progress different from what I had planned. We are always able to accommodate these shifts in plans while reaching our lesson goals.
I enjoy working with students in the middle school ages. I find that this is when they make the greatest growth. There is nothing better that seeing a child's face as the bulbs go off concerning musical concepts. I believe that together we can reach great heights in your musical development. I invite you to try s lesson and make music meaningful in your life.

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Band Director
Sep 1982 - Jun 2017
Sudbury Schools

This guy, Dr. Robert M., handed a random 4th grader in Sudbury, Massachusetts a tuba back in 1984. And I sure am glad he did.
My first note was unbelievably bad. You know how you can play more than one note and yet no actual note at all? That was my start in music 33 years ago.
Mr. M was an incredible teacher, patient beyond belief and as is the case with all great music educators, was passionately invested in the success of each one of his students.
Tonight I am getting to attend his retirement party after 35 years of teaching. Can't believe how lucky I was to have him as my first teacher.
Thank you for handing me that tuba, Mr. M. It has taken me around the world many times over and it sure beats working for a living.

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Director of Pep Bands
Sep 1990 - Mar 2002
Boston College

Responsible for providing music at Me's and Women's basketball and Men's Ice Hockey games including tracveling the country to attend NCAA tournaments.


Doctorate in Higher Education
Sep 1994 - May 2004
Boston College
Master of Arts
Sep 1982 - May 1987
Framingham State University
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Sep 1978 - May 1982
University of Lowell


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Technology Level 2 certification
Aug 2006
Endicott College

Advanced level of music technology which allows me to be an instructor in that field.

Music Technologiy Level 1
Jul 1999

A basic certification in music technology


Gold Medal rating for performance
May 2017
Heritage Music Festivals
Lowell Mason Award
Mar 1999
Massachusetts Music Educator's Association


National Band Association
Sep 1987

The National Band Association, founded on September 11, 1960, is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. It was organized for the purpose of promoting the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. NBA is an organization open to anyone and everyone interested in bands, regardless of the length of experience, type of position held, or the specific level at which one works. The membership roster includes men and women from every facet of the band world. NBA is today’s professional organization for band directors, and it stands ready to serve all members of the association through a variety of projects and initiatives.

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Massachusetts Music Educators Association
Sep 1982

MMEA seeks to support comprehensive, quality music education for all students, through advocacy, professional development, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

The purpose of MMEA is to: Advocate and promote the advancement of music education through the schools of the Commonwealth and other educational institutions or organizations; Provide enrichment opportunities in music for students through District and All-State honor groups; Secure greater recognition for music as an integral part of the school curriculum, Encourage music activities among the schools of the Commonwealth by means of festivals, clinics, and other related events, Promote professional growth among its members.

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National Organization of Women
Sep 1982

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Bob M.

An introduction to lessons with Bob Mealey..
Trombone lesson with Daniel. Working on using our air to support our sound.
Teaching a lesson

Discussing feedback with a student.

Enthused about student lesson

4 Reviews

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Andrew Nov 23, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Dr. Mealey was the man who taught me my very first lesson on the tuba oh so many years ago. I have since had the privilege of performing professionally in over 40 states and 30 countries around the world as a soloist and as a member of Boston Brass. The years of private lessons I took with Dr. Mealey gave me the perfect musical foundation to eventually pursue my dreams.

I still remember how much he cared for every single kid in each of his bands. There are people who are put on this earth to teach and he is one of those. I can't imagine how my life would have turned out if it weren't for Dr. Mealey.

I can't recommend studying with him any more highly.

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Stephen Nov 21, 2017
Music Performance ·

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Mealey for fourteen years, first as a colleague and then as his supervisor. Bob is a very skilled musician and teacher. He has had many years of experience bringing his students' performance levels to new heights. He works hard and expects the same from his students. This winning combination has helped to create some very skilled musicians, with many of them going on to enjoy playing in ensembles for many years.

It was always a pleasure to watch Dr. Mealey and his students perform in concert. The looks of joy were always evident with everyone in the house - members of the ensemble, its director, and the audience.

You can't go wrong with Dr. Mealey.

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Lori Nov 14, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Dr. Mealey had a tremendous impact on all of my children. He truly instilled in them a love of music and gave them an opportunity to really experiment and express themselves. Because of their solid foundation with Dr. Mealey, they played throughout high school and some even into the college level marching band! Dr. Mealey is a class act and knows how to connect with his students!

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Proud Mom :) Nov 14, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Dr. Mealey taught my son how to play the trumpet utilizing his strong technical ability while incorporating a sense of humor. He fostered my son’s love of playing that has carried him into high school.

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