Rob Roeder

Rob R.

Austin, TX
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Music Theory

Levels Taught:
I've taught music theory to bass players, guitar players, keyboard players, even a drummer! I wrote Austin Guitar School's music theory course, and I enjoy helping people understand what they're doing, and how to do it better. Knowledge is power!
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Rob delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
March 1995

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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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.

Photos & Videos

With Power Union.

Info For First Time Bass Guitar Buyers
With Love Machine.

With the Iron City Soul Shakers.

With Love Machine.

With the Iron City Soul Shakers.

How to change strings
Learning to slap!
An original I wrote for Trio Verde
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5 Reviews

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Kino P. Feb 28, 2018
Bass Guitar · In home

Very patient instruction for my 10 year old son.

Chuck Jun 26, 2017
Bass Guitar · In home

very good first lesson. I look forward to the next one. Thanks.

Doug K. Aug 30, 2015
Bass Guitar · Online

Explains material and lessons clearly a great instructor.

John C. Aug 1, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home

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!

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John O. Apr 3, 2014
Bass Guitar ·

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.

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