Rob Schmidt
Camarillo, CA
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Rob Schmidt

Rob S.

Camarillo, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have taught hundreds of flute players over the past 40 years as a school band director. Many have gone on to play in college and beyond.

About Rob S.

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


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24 Reviews
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Rob has been really helpful getting my child started with a new instrument. We look forward to more lessons.

Posted Jul 6, 2021
way X.
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very nice teacher!

Posted Mar 16, 2021
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Very nice teacher!

Posted Feb 24, 2021
Kyle N.
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Rob did such a great job teaching my son a Saxaphone lesson

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Matthew -.
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On time, professional, friendly, positive, very skilled at accordion. I enjoy each lesson.

Posted Nov 29, 2019
Wilson G.
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Very nice and good for kids!

Posted Apr 4, 2019
Jack P.
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Great first visit! Rob is great, calm and very informative. Can't wait to see what more comes from my sons lessons.

Posted Mar 28, 2019
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Looking forward to my next lesson!

Posted Jan 17, 2019
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My teen really likes Rob. He’s very experienced & educated. Great teacher!

Posted Apr 16, 2018
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Excellent first lesson. Very patient and great teaching method.

Posted Oct 24, 2017
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Great instructor. Always a pleasure to go to class.

Posted Aug 16, 2017
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I appreciate that Rob will teach me at my own pace. This is very helpful because I work full time and I'm not able to spend hours each day practicing.

Posted Jul 6, 2017
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It's too early to review. So far, I am satisfied.

Posted May 24, 2017
Dave N.
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Fantastic first lesson

Posted Mar 1, 2017
Aiden L.
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So kind and patient. My son is an expert at veering off course and Rob just kept him right back in the music lane. Brought him to the basics and my son loved the lesson! Thank you Rob!

Posted Dec 6, 2016
Kathy E.
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I am coming right along in my lessons, making progress every week. It's due to Rob's approach, he's very easy to sit with and very easy going. He does a recital twice a year and I was very impressed with the rapport he has with his students and his program. Although I was very nervous about performing, it was the best thing I have done.

Posted Nov 7, 2016
Dennis L.
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Very patient and encouraging.

Posted Sep 29, 2016
Kathy E.
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Rob was very cool. He Made me feel comfortable as i was a little nervous about The lesson & how it would go. I would reccomend him to anyone inter esteso in Accordion lessons.

Posted Jul 19, 2016
Larry P.
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I'm very happy with Rob as my teacher. He is very knowledgeable and shares that with me as his student.

Posted Feb 9, 2016
Angel H.
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Rob is the best. Great teacher who really cares about student's progress.

Posted Jun 16, 2015
James R.
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We are off to a great start!!! Very encouraging.

Posted Mar 6, 2015
Tracey L.

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.

Posted Jan 31, 2013


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.

Posted May 2, 2012

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!

Posted May 13, 2011


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




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
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