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