Robert Lightner

Robert L.

Morgantown, WV
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

About Robert L.

Robert L. has been a Private Guitar/Bass Instructor for nearly 25 Years with students ranging from casual beginners to Professional Musicians. In addition to having a Bachelor of Music from West Virginia University, Robert has performed with many local and National Touring Acts, sharing the stage with everyone from Country and Rock Legends including Alabama, Three Dog Night, and REO Speedwagon to recent Top 40 Artists such as Chris Cagle, Jo Dee Messina, and Wiz Khalfia. Rob is currently performing both as a solo artist, as well as with Nashville Recording Artist, Wyatt Turner as a Lead Guitarist/Vocalist in the Wyatt Turner Band.

FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions]

Do I need to already have a guitar to begin?

While you will need a guitar to begin lessons, I often help students purchase their first guitar. Please contact me if you aren't sure where to begin and we'll discuss your price range and what style you would like, and we'll find the perfect guitar for you to get started with!!!

Can I book a 30 minute session?

All of my lessons are 60+ minute sessions. Each lesson will take you through a variety of activity, including discussion of progress, music theory (or basics for beginners), hands on instruction, as well as discussing future goals. I don't like a "rushed" feel about lessons, and will often offer extra time to students for free at the end of a lesson if we need to review a particular trouble spot, or the student has questions.

I have no musical talent, but have always wanted to play. Can you help?

ABSOLUTELY!!! People who have never been taught an instrument or have not received professional instruction from a well qualified teacher often feel as if they have an issue with "talent," when the truth is almost NEVER that someone is able to do something without being taught. Some students are more inclined to certain things as opposed to others, but I have had great success in taking literally HUNDREDS of students that came to their first session concerned that they had no talent to a level where now, playing is a huge and rewarding part of their lives. Some of those students that had doubts in the beginning are even professional musicians now!!! Don't be afraid to try!!! If you have the desire and are willing to put in the time and effort, you can do ANYTHING that you want to do!!! Let me help get you there!!!


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Andrew C.
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Very patient and knowledgeable. Goes the extra mile with teaching my son.

Posted Feb 17, 2020

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Lead Guitarist/Vocalist/Production Manager
Sep 2013 - Present

Wyatt Turner/The Wyatt Turner Band

In addition to my current teaching schedule and solo performances, I'm also the Touring Lead Guitarist/Vocalist/Production Manager for Nashville Recording Artist, Wyatt Turner. We are currently preparing to tour in support of an upcoming album following the recent Radio Single/Viral YouTube video for "You Remind Me of West Virginia."

Jan 2010 - Present

Rob L. Music

I'm currently performing, as often as my schedule permits, as a solo artist at shows ranging from Cafe' Style venues in multiple states, including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and larger venues nationally, including shows such as a recent performance at the Colorado State Fair as an opening act for Andy Griggs and Brett Eldredge.

Guitar/Bass Guitar Instructor
Jan 2007 - Present

Private Studio - Morgantown, WV

I am currently teaching from my residence in an upscale, gated community centrally located in Morgantown, WV. My private studio provides a casual, comfortable learning environment for students of all ages.

Touring Guitarist/Vocalist
Jan 2001 - Jan 2007

Rick K and The Allnighters

As a member of Rick K and The Allnighters, famous for the viral YouTube video "Drummer at the Wrong Gig," which currently has over 27 Million views, I performed nationally, averaging approximately 150 shows per year.

Guitar/Bass Guitar Instructor
Jan 1995 - May 2001

Fawley Music Company - Morgantown, WV

Touring Guitarist/Vocalist
Jan 1995 - Jan 2001

The Brass Knuckles Band/BKB Orchestra

As a member of The Brass Knuckles Band/BKB Orchestra, I performed with as many as 13 musicians at a time, with styles ranging from 1940's Big Band Jazz to Rock and Pop Hits of the current time period, providing a range of practical performing experience across a vast array of genres, resulting in a solid musical foundation to teach students that are interested in nearly any style of popular music.

Guitar Instructor
Jan 1995 - May 1998

West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV

Staff Guitar Instructor for West Virginia University's Community Music Program

Guitar/Bass Guitar Instructor
Jan 1991 - May 1995

Private Studio - Kingwood, WV


Bachelor of Music
Aug 1993 - May 1999

West Virginia University - College of Creative Arts



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelor of Music
May 1999

West Virginia University - College of Creative Arts


Recommendation from Private Student
Jul 2013

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Jun 2013

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Jun 2013

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