- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+
- Teaching since:
Robert Gailey's music career started at age 7, when he started taking private piano lessons. After excelling four years of piano and music theory he decided to explore other instruments. Robert spent two years playing cello with his school's orchestra and discovered his love of stringed instruments.
During the time Robert was playing in the orchestra his twin brother Richard was playing percussion in the school band. The two of them enjoyed playing music together. Robert soon found his profound passion for the guitar. At age 15 he was already writing original music with an alternative rock band that he created with his brother. During high school Robert participated in a number of music competitions, concerts, and also accomplished an advanced music theory class.
After High School, Robert went on to double major in Jazz Performance and International Studies at the University of Utah. He played in the advanced guitar ensemble at the University for three years. While studying, Robert began teaching private lessons to around thirty students from all levels, ages, and backgrounds. Robert found a very special
interest in teaching music and has been a doing so for the last seven years. With his brother, Robert also decided to create their own music program where their students, along with musicians in the community, could come together to learn, rehearse, and perform music together. Richard and Robert Gailey founded Utah Jam Bands in 2012. Since its founding, Utah Jam Bands’ annual camp has nearly doubled in size and continues to be a gratifying experience, not only for the 40+ students, but for their families and instructors as well.
To pursue his other career interest in international development, Robert accepted a job in Washington D.C. However, even with full time work, he still finds time to study, perform, and teach guitar. Robert offers a variety of music and guitar courses that provide exceptional music instruction. His teaching methods are flexible to each students' level, age, and individual interests.