Robert Smith

Robert S.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Robert S.

Robert teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: April 2007
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

My name is Robert S. I'm 30 years old. I teach voice and piano (beginner/intermediate/advanced and all ages starting as young as 5). I have taught piano for over four years now and have a knack for kids. I've had ample experience in music performance - touring around the world playing concerts in countries like Indonesia, Australia, Russia, and Japan - was a touring member for the Norfolk based rock group, MAE (Capitol Records, Tooth & Nail Records). Currently I perform regular gigs around Hampton Roads, solo and with bands. My expertise is piano and singing but I have a multi-instrumental understanding of music (proficient in piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc).

"My goal with each student is to help instill a desire and passion to explore the deeper side of music. I try to keep my lessons fun, exciting, and interactive. I teach the fundamentals as music theory is crucial to understanding music, but I also teach on how to feel the true emotions in music. I believe that each student has his or her own personal musical journey. I'm sensitive to that and want to give each student a head start on that journey. Teaching another person how to play, understand, and feel music is something that makes me come alive."

*** Studio Equipment ***
I own two digital pianos, both with weighted keys. And I recommend that each of my students has a piano of their own with weighted keys.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If need be I can bring a digital piano with me for in-home lessons.

Photos and Videos

This is a piano and vocal composition I wrote a while back.

Experience

Piano Teacher and Voice Teacher

Aug 2014 - Present
Private Studio

I work as a piano and voice teacher in Virginia Beach. The same philosophy and curriculum that I use with in-home lessons is used here at the rock school.

Touring/Studio Musician

Nov 2008 - May 2010
MAE

I toured around the world with Norfolk based rock group, MAE (Capitol Records, Tooth & Nail Records) performing as a keyboardist and singer.

Education

General Studies

Sep 2004 - Present
Tidewater Community College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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7 Reviews on Robert S.

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Berkley Oct 6, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
my daughter absolutely loves going to Robert's for her piano lessons! always a good experience!
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Ian Aug 26, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son loves it when Robert comes to our house. He is patient, kind, and a great piano teacher. I highly recommend him!
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Mary Ann O'Prandy May 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson today with Robert....I feel like I learned a lot already and look forward to more lessons!
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Idris May 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My 6 year old son enjoys taking lessons with Robert, almost as much as he enjoys showing off what he's learned after each lesson! We are very pleased with Robert and will continue with him for as long as my son's interest to learn and grow remains.
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Jolin J. Dec 31, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher! Very patience!
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Mike F. Nov 9, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Robert has the great ability to combine theory with fun! He quickly assessed where I needed the most work and tailored his lessons to those areas. He's very professional, positive, and encouraging. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone interested in learning or improving upon their piano skills!
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Jamilyn L. Sep 25, 2014
Piano · In home
Robert is absolutely wonderful! My 7 year old daughter is autistic and her attention span is very short. Robert is always very patient with her and praises her learning. He took the initiative to research different ways to approach her piano lessons so her learning was more effective. He is punctual and respectful to everyone in the house (including the needy french bulldog) He is very good at what he does. What a great person to shape the future of music!
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