Robert Smith

Robert S.

Virginia Beach, VA

Lesson Details



Robert delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
April 2007

My names is Robert. I teach piano, voice, guitar, bass, and drums (beginner/intermediate/advanced and all ages starting as young as 5 - kids and adults alike. 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 (MUSICPLAYER) and with bands (LADADA) and (DEJA). 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. Music theory is crucial to understanding music, but I also teach you how to sense the emotions in music as well as using your ear. 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.

***Booking Lessons***
When booking lessons please contact me beforehand to make sure I can accommodate your schedule. My calendar changes on a weekly basis.

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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

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


General Studies
Sep 2004 - Present
Tidewater Community College


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

This is a piano and vocal composition I wrote a while back.
Photo by Robert S.

Photo by Robert S.


9 Reviews

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Rocky May 23, 2017
Music Performance · In studio


Jillian P. Feb 17, 2017
Piano · In home

Robert is the best teacher and role model!
Couldn't be more pleased with his instruction and interaction with my daughter.

Berkley Oct 6, 2016
Piano · In studio

my daughter absolutely loves going to Robert's for her piano lessons! always a good experience!

Ian Aug 26, 2016
Piano · In home

My son loves it when Robert comes to our house. He is patient, kind, and a great piano teacher. I highly recommend him!

Mary Ann O'Prandy May 27, 2016
Piano · In home

Great first lesson today with Robert....I feel like I learned a lot already and look forward to more lessons!

Idris May 12, 2016
Piano · In studio

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

Great teacher! Very patience!

Mike F. Nov 9, 2014
Piano · In home

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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