- Teaches students:
- Females 3 to 90, males 3 to 85 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- August 1990
I am a Board-Certified Music Therapist with over twenty years of Therapy and Teaching experience. I am a DePaul University Music graduate and studied Classical Guitar with Richard Pick. I enjoy working with beginning and challenging students and love singing and playing guitar.
*** Lesson Details ***
You or your child can expect to be reading music after 3 months, expect to be able to strum some basic guitar chords, and notice some positive improvements in playing and singing with guitar or piano within weeks. As a Music Therapist I realize the importance of a positive learning experience that is non-stressful. In other words Music is FUN ! I realize that all students learn at different rates but it is important to feel progress in our musical journey. Being able to express ourselves is a human need and through improvisation in music we can tap into our creative selves.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitars, amplifiers rhythm instruments, (drums, shakers, etc.,) portable 4-track recorder, karaoke CDs, Music. Students should be able to provide their own instrument, method book, commitment and desire to learn.
*** Specialties ***
Blues & improvisational guitar. Music therapy method of teaching primarily using children's songs. Multi-sensory approach with focus on tactile learning with visual and auditory cues.
Board Certified Music Therapist specializing in DD,geriatric and psychiatric diagnoses.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Learning is going very well
The teacher is reliable, always arrives on time, and spends quality time with Mateo. He lesson is just the right length of time to keep the student focused without getting tired or anxious to move on to other things. Teacher is very knowledgeable about music on the piano and, the student is doing well.
Exciting to see
Bob has been for 4 lessons with my son, David, so far and we are very hopeful for this next year. Prior to this we have gone through 2 other instructors unrelated to this site and have not been pleased with David's progress. In just 4 lessons, he has learned more then the previous year and half combined. It's going very well now. Bob is patient and very nice. He seems very passionate about teaching. I would highly recommend him as an instructor for guitar and singing.
Feedback for Robert
Robert is an excellent teacher. His focus is on the student. He is prompt and mindful of what he wants to accomplish during each session and is obviously very knowledgable in all aspects of music. He is patient and fair, yet challenges our son to improve and practice. I like how he adds his own flair to each lesson, demonstrating what is possible with mastery of the instrument being taught. His style makes lessons fun for our 8 year old son. He looks forward to his weekly lesson and is happy to practice on his own during the week so he is ready for some of the excercises Robert works with him on during their sessions. We have been amazed at our sons progress even in the few months he has been taking guitar lessons with Robert. After only a few lessons with Robert he was already confident enough with the guitar to play in front of an audience of classmates and parents at his school. We are very happy with Roberts teaching and plan to continue with the in home lessons.
Doing an excellent job with Jason. He is excited about music & looks forward to his next lesson. He's having fun.