Rob Roeder
Austin, TX
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Rob Roeder

Rob R.

Austin, TX
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I work with beginning, intermediate, and advanced bass players, helping them to understand how music works, how to get the sounds they want from the bass guitar, and how all of it relates to music they like.

About Rob R.

I'm a professional bass player in Austin Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World. At one time or another I've played just about every style of music, and I have more than a decade of teaching experience. I love 'opening doors' for students, helping them understand how music works and how they can sound better than ever. I graduated from B.I.T. in Los Angeles and I have thousands of hours of teaching, gigging, and recording experience. I'll share that experience with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to use real music to show how technical concepts work. Once I've gotten to know you and your musical goals and preferences, I'll point you towards the knowledge you need, and show you how that knowledge works in the music you like.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room: recording equipment, bass, amp, chairs, music stands, additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my bass, iPod, tuner, drum machine,manuscript paper,etc. The student needs to provide adequate space and amplification.

*** Specialties ***
Theory, fingerstyle, thumb, reading notation & chord symbols, blues, country, funk, jazz, rock, soul.


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8 Reviews
Sulley S.
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Great teacher! We went over the different chords and he picked out a song I liked to go over together and made me some sheet music with the fret positions labeled for each note. He was patient and gave me room to fix my own mistakes.

Posted Jul 10, 2021
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I'm enjoying my bass lessons with Rob. He explains every concept thoroughly and always checks in with me to make sure I understand what he's teaching. He responds quickly to any questions I have in between lessons. I also appreciate the notes he provides after every lesson as it gives me something to practice and helps me review what I learned.

Posted Jun 14, 2021
Anderson M.
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Rob is incredibly knowledgable and was able to hone in immediately on both what I needed AND what I was asking for. I look forward to more lessons in the future.

Posted Feb 1, 2019
Kino P.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very patient instruction for my 10 year old son.

Posted Feb 28, 2018
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very good first lesson. I look forward to the next one. Thanks.

Posted Jun 26, 2017
Doug K.
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Explains material and lessons clearly a great instructor.

Posted Aug 30, 2015
John C.
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I have been studying bass playing techniques and music theory with Rob for several months now. Short story: he's great.

Rob's lesson format is pretty open. If you have specific questions/goals, Rob makes sure that they are addressed. He's been able to give me some great information on various techniques and styles, and I've picked up a good bit of general practical bass knowledge this way.

Rob is VERY knowledgeable about music theory, and its evolution over the centuries. That being said, discussions on music theory are always made relevant to bass playing. This makes learning the theory and patterns very practical, and for me, more approachable.

Thanks Rob!

Posted Aug 1, 2014
John O.

Gave me excellent instruction and direction for my future bass guitar practicing and development

After only five lessons last summer, I was not able to continue with Rob due to personal time constraints and lack of practice time, but during those lessons Rob gave me invaluable instruction, fixed my hand positions, took me in the direction I wanted to go, and as my last request from him, developed a very comprehensive long term development plan I could follow on my own, as time permitted. Rob was very patient and seemed extremely knowledgeable regarding the specifics of bass guitar technique and theory. Thanks, Rob, for giving me a direction and helping me get started the right way.

Posted Apr 3, 2014

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Bass player and arranger
Apr 2013 - Present

Trio Verde

I write all the charts for Austin Texas's Trio Verde, and when the band plays live I play bass. I also wrote 4 of the songs on the band's EP and did the recording and mixing.


Bass guitar performance
Mar 1984 - Mar 1985

Musician's Institute / B.I.T.

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