Rob Melso
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Rob Melso

Rob M.

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Why not make use of this time stuck inside and learn to play that old six string that's been sitting there for weeks, months, or even years collecting dust?

With me, you will learn to play songs that YOU want to learn through an interactive platform where I will provide you the coaching and encouragement needed to get past the 1st (and most difficult) set of hurdles to overcome while learning guitar.

The most important part is HAVING FUN, so whether you want to learn basic chords, introduction to music theory, how to solo along with friends, or write your own music, I will cater the lessons to you... thus fueling your inner fire and eagerness to get better!

Over 20 years, I have learned through a combination of mentorship by world famous musicians and self teaching. I have toured the US as a professional "One Man Funk Band" and had my songs played on both film and radio. I have taught over 50 students and now want to spread the love and excitement of music to you and your loved ones.

Join me on this journey, friends!



About Rob M.

Hey Friends!

Thanks for joining me on this great and long lasting guitar journey! Whether you want to learn how to play chords to play around a campfire, soloing techniques to be able to hop in on a jam session with another player, or how to write your own songs, I can help you get there. I have been playing for over 20 years, and taught over 50 students of all ages. I have given in home lessons, online lessons, and even taught at the YMCA after school program in NYC. The secret is keeping lessons fun, engaging, and motivating. My passion is teaching and helping others build their skillset in playing, writing, and performing music. Are you ready to learn? What are you waiting for? Let's go!


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I have been taking lessons with Rob Online now for about 3 months. In that time, I have learned how to play about 5 of my favorite songs. I tried first through YouTube, but it was just so difficult to keep motivated and I was worried I was learning incorrectly. I found Rob through Craigslist and he not only corrected some of the mistakes I was making in my technique, but made it exciting and fun. Wish I would have found him sooner. Highly recommend!!!!

Posted Apr 5, 2020

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Professional Musician
May 2009 - Present


Notable Achievements 2009 - My acoustic song "Kiss You Now" recorded at Tribe Sound Studios was used in the Independent Film from Alpaca Pictures "99 Percent Sure" Became recognized as the One Man Funk Band - using looping pedals, effects, performing all over the U.S. Toured the United States as both a solo musician and rhythm/lead guitarist in multiple bands, performing in dozens of venues in over 30 states. Have made appearances on both TV and Radio for promotion and live performance.

Guitar Teacher
Mar 2013 - Mar 2015


Taught over 30+ students between the ages of 14-17 in after school program designed to keep teens off the streets of NYC.

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

Electric Lady Studios

Jimmy Hendrix's Studio in the Lower East Side Set up studio/sound equipment for A list celebrity musicians, learned the in's and outs' of the music business. Worked with such notable musicians as: Courtney Love Ray Davies of "The Kinks" Julian Casablancas of "The Strokes" And more...

Jan 2006 - Jan 2007

Teacher: John Lilley (The Hooters)

Learned advanced guitar techniques from world famous guitarist John Lilley of the Hooters (with such hits as "Time After Time" written for Cindi Lauper and "All You Zombies")


Bachelors Degree Communications
Sep 2000 - May 2004

Millersville University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


3rd Place
Sep 2013

Metro PCS Talent Show

1st Place
Jun 2012

Rock Church Talent Show


Apr 2009
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.

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