Hi, Bob here...... very much looking forward to meeting you! I've been teaching music since 1980 (Guitar, Bass, Piano and Voice) and I love helping my students play well! Of course we throw jamming and/or composing music into the mix when desired and appropriate. Many of my students perform, and record their music.
I earned my degrees from the Berklee College of Music for Performance and Music Ed. in 1980. I founded my School of Music in 1983, which served as a prep school for Berklee and other schools. We offered private instruction, courses, ensembles and recording courses and producing artists and band's CD's. Many of my former students have become major stars and celebs in music.
I'm a warm, funny, passionate person. I love to teach and my teaching style is a patient, step by step, and custom tailored approach for your individual needs and goals. Always an emphasis on FUN! My philosophy as a teacher is to give you the tools and help you develop skills with them so that you can learn and grow musically on your own! I look forward to helping you reach and achieve all your goals!
I am an instructor on the TRUEFIRE.com website which is a guitar instruction site offering lessons and courses created by many of the absolute top name guitarists in the world.
I Created an 8 week course/workshop for Guitarists ~ "Complete Essential Guide to Jazz/Blues Comping". The course is totally interactive with over 90mins. of video instruction spread out over the course of the 8 week program, including rich illustrations, diagrams, charts, jam tracks and TABs.
My own personal private classroom instruction is also available on the Truefire.com web site.
I have been a pro studio musician since High School and started
doing session work at most of the major record label studios in Manhattan during the late 60's and early 70's.
At my music school I produced dozens of bands, singers and artists as well as jingles for TV and radio. I have also recorded, performed and toured with many top world class artists;
Larry Coryell, Joe Beck, Chick Corea, Grover Washington, Victor Bailey, Kenwood Dennard, John Payne, Arlen Roth and most recently Robben Ford.
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.