Randy Dobson

Randy D.

Jasper, GA
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Randy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 60

Teaching since:
January 2007

I have been playing/writing music since 2002. I am a very passionate, positive, and fun person; and my love for music shows in my lessons. Music is more than a hobby to me; it is truly my life, and I love sharing it with others.

The very moment I learned to read music, I started creating music of my own. I enjoyed writing music so much that I decided (while in middle school!) that music was going to be my future, my career, my life! I learned to play guitar and piano and started touring around the South-East, performing and singing my songs for anyone and everyone. During this time I also started teaching private lessons in music stores, for music companies, and at my home studio. This is where I developed my love for sharing the joy of music with others!

As time went by, I obtained a bachelors degree in Music Education and a masters degree in Music Composition; I taught music as an adjunct professor at Reinhardt University and became the music teacher at Tate Elementary School.

These days, I am a professional musician, making a living with live performances and private lessons. I have taught hundreds of private students, and I use the experience that I have gathered over the years to better teach my lessons.


*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me will be fun and relaxed, yet engaging! I know that sometimes, the fundamentals of music are not always the most exciting things to learn about. So, I strive to make lessons entertaining and musical from the very beginning! I will have you playing songs ASAP. I know exactly what steps to take to have you playing like a pro in the fastest time possible. I want to set you up for success, and I will give you the supplies to succeed (and have fun while doing it!). My goal is to inspire my students so that they will want to practice as much as possible; simply because daily practice at home is the best way to unlock your true potential.

My lessons are a custom fit for each individual. There is no ONE way that everyone learns, and that is why I take the time to create lesson plans that are tailored to each student. Obviously, there are basics that every students needs to know, but beyond that, your personal musical goals will be at the forefront of your lessons with me! I have some students who love music theory, ones who enjoy improvisation (creating music on the fly), and others who simply love to sing songs while strumming guitar or playing the piano. Whatever your passion, I will help you reach your goals and hopefully inspire you to create additional musical goals!


*** Studio Equipment ***
Room for music lessons, piano, amplifiers, and seating for parents.


*** Instructional Materials ***
I provide most instructional materials (worksheets, individualized lesson notes, etc.). I rarely use method books, but if a method book is desired, it will need to be provided by the student.

I expect my students to provide their own instrument: guitar and bass (piano provided for piano lessons).

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Folk, Country, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Improvisation, Lead/Soloing, Bluegrass, Rhythm

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Experience

Private Music Teacher
Jan 2007 - Present
Self Employed

Music Teacher
Aug 2017 - May 2019
Tate Elementary School

Adjunct Music Professor
Aug 2013 - May 2016
Reinhardt University


Education

Master of Music Composition
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Reinhardt University
Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Reinhardt University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Georgia Teaching Certificate - Music Education
Jul 2016
Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Photos & Videos

Performing live at The Butcher and Bottle in Canton, Ga

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Performing live back in 2012!

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Performing at Fainting Goat Vineyards in 2015

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Performing live at City Cellar and Loft in Cartersville, Ga.

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Performing at The Snug in Canton, Ga.

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Performing live at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta, Ga.

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4 Reviews

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Carlisle Jul 3, 2019
Piano · In studio

Don’t expect an old fashion teacher with tedious lessons. Randy will have you playing your favorite music in no time! Having always yearned to play piano and have fun with it, I was never successful with instructional piano books or videos. It wasn't until I started taking lessons with Randy that I truly learned to play piano and love it! His vast knowledge of music and easy-going personality assists to create an eagerness to learn more. From the basics to the more complicated elements in piano, he moves at your own pace while also challenging you. Additionally, Randy’s lessons are catered to what you are interested in rather than just go-by-the book lessons. He even has taught me how to play by ear rather than always using sheet music! Randy is simply the best music teacher out there and his lessons are incomparable to others!

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Georgia Jul 2, 2019
Piano · In home

Randy is an extremely nice and patient music teacher! He is a highly experienced music teacher. Over the years he has taught me how to play numerous genres of music on the piano including Disney, classical, and pop songs. In addition to this, Randy is currently teaching me how to read sheet music. He is great with catering to your needs. He makes learning how to play the piano fun!

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Carlton Jul 2, 2019
Classical Piano · In home

I took piano and guitar lessons from Randy throughout high school and his method of teaching is outstanding. Not only did he teach me the basics of each instrument, I also learned about music theory and composition all at my own pace and in a relaxed environment. He does a fantastic job making sure everything he teaches is actually something you want to learn, not just mundane drills. Every lesson felt worthwhile.

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Kimberly Jun 19, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Mr. Randy is extremely patient and positive! His lessons are fun and seem to be catered specifically to me. I have learned so much from him.

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