Robb Van de Riet
Virginia Beach, VA
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Robb Van de Riet

Robb V.

Virginia Beach, VA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Ive been teaching since 1999. I actually teach and proficiently play piano, electric and upright bass, guitar and banjo. Because of this, im able to fully understand how those instruments work together and relate, which helps in my abilities to teach a student all facets of the language of music. I teach reading, writing, arranging, theory, etc,
Music being a language, i teach it as such. So a student learns to fluently speak the language, read it and write it.
I started playing piano at 6 years old, classical music earning top 1% in guild consistently. Around 12 i was searching for something other than 200 year old music, but my classical teacher knew nothing outside of playing written music. I quit piano and taught myself guitar and bass eventually going to Shenandoah Conservatory for what amounts to a double major double minor in Jazz piano/Recording engineering and jazz and classical guitar.

About Robb V.

Hi! I'm Robb: .piano, guitar and bass teacher. I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself.

I started playing piano at 6, all classical music, and by 10 was playing in piano guilds and scoring very highly. However, around 11 or 12 i was searching for something other than 200 year old music and my teacher, being a classical teacher, could only teach me whatever she could find that was written music. Heavily restricting, then, what i could play. So i quit. I taught myself guitar and bass and ended up going to Shenandoah Conservatory for Music and received what amounted to a double major double minor in Jazz Piano/Recording Engineering and jazz and classical guitar.

I played jazz piano for the next 15 years touring Japan and playing many dates....gradually shifting over to upright bass playing much more bluegrass, blues, old country music, and rockabilly. I've played all three instruments in various local and regional bands on the east coast and can think of nothing id rather do than play music and be able to give the gift of the language of music to others.

I hope to be your teacher someday soon! We’ll be sure to make it fun and learn a lot too!

-Robb

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Kristen
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Robb is classically trained and a brilliant teacher! He taught our son guitar! He can really reach the kids and engage them!

Posted Oct 18, 2020
Colleen
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My son has been taking lessons from Robb for over a year now. He loves his instruction from Robb!

Posted Oct 6, 2020
Cole
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Robb is great guitar teacher! He’s fun to talk to, very knowledgeable and always can take what I say I would like to learn and come up with creative tools or exercises to help me achieve that goal.

Posted Oct 5, 2020

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Education

Bachelors of Music
Aug 1991 - May 1997

Shenandoah Conservatory

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