Rob Schmidt

Rob S.

Camarillo, CA
Everything Rob Teaches

Levels taught:

    Rob teaches

    6 & 70

    Teaching since

    February 1969

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    Average response time

    6.0 hours

    About Rob


    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


    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.


    B.A. in Instrumental Music Education, M.A. in Education

    Jan 1965 - Aug 1970
    Chicago Musical College and CSUN

    B.A. in Music Education

    Sep 1966 - Jun 1970

    Languages Spoken


    Fluent / Native Proficiency


    Teaching Certificate

    Aug 1970

    Standard Secondary Teaching Credential in Music


    Many award-winning bands over a 40 year teaching career

    Sep 1970
    Organizations responsible for judging musical competitions


    National Education Association

    Sep 1972

    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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    5 Reviews on Rob S.

    Angel H. Jun 16, 2015
    Piano · In studio
    Verified Student
    Rob is the best. Great teacher who really cares about student's progress.
    James R. Mar 6, 2015
    Saxophone · In home
    Verified Student
    We are off to a great start!!! Very encouraging.
    Tracey L. Jan 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.
    MicheleS1 May 2, 2012

    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.
    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!