Robin OHerin
Lee, MA
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Robin OHerin

Robin O.

Lee, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Robin is a touring musician who was a 2013 Boston Blues Challenge Finalist. She has toured regionally in the US and in Europe, headlining Blues Festivals in Italy and the Czech Republic.

Learn alternate bass and melody lines, finger-picking techniques, slide basics, and repertoire of Delta and country blues. Learn how to build muscle-memory and integrate the music into your body, so you can play what you feel.

About Robin O.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I tell students what they need to buy and they do, although I will pick up books that they then pay me for.

*** Specialties ***
Piedmont blues, delta bottleneck blues, folk, beginning guitar

introduction to Adobe Suite, color correction in Photoshop, Photoshop for print and web, designing logos in Illustrator, using In Design for print projects, working with type and long documents.

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Tanya
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As a beginner & my first lesson was today , Robin was very helpful and had so much to share. I feel confident in her ability & knowledge to help me in learning to play the guitar .

Posted Jul 13, 2016
William
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I loved my teacher. Very professional and fun! I will not be continuing my lessons due to time restraints.

Posted Feb 17, 2016
Greg
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Really worked to help me learn what I wanted to learn

Posted Jan 19, 2016
Edward W.
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I am a beginner and I have learned most things wrong.Her patience,humor,and positive attitude have been great.

Ed Weiner

Posted Dec 1, 2014
Alexandra A.
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I have been taking online lessons with Robin for the past few months, and have been amazed at how quickly I have learnt the ukulele! I am able to play some of my favorite songs. Robin is fantastic, she is always on time, is very patient, attentive and informative, her teaching style is very easy to follow and leaves me feeling motivated rather than out of my depth. Highly recommended.

Posted Aug 18, 2014

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Experience

Professional Touring Musician
Oct 2002 - Present

Private Productions

2013 Boston Blues Challenge Finalist 2013 The Driving Song played on NPR's Car Talk 2013 Guitar Jam V: Anniversary The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA 2013 ACMA Listening Room, Fort Meyers, FL 2013 Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY 2012 Tap & Blues with Stefanie Weber 2012 RockOn! Band Camp Songwriting Instructor, Pittsfield MA 2012 Caffe Lena Blues Festival, Saratoga Springs, NY 2012 Partnered with Music In Common, Great Barrington, MA 2011-2013 Spartan Launch After-school Program—Beginning blues guitar & songwriting, Monument Mt. High School, Great Barrington, MA 2011 Guitar Jam III: Ladies Night Out at The Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, MA 2011- Present Partnered with "Guitars in the classroom" 2010-Present Partnered with "Raising the Blues" 2011 Old Songs Sampler Concert, Altamont, NY 2010 FODFest @ The Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, MA 2010 WCUW Front Room Concert Series, Worcester, MA 2009 Telluride Acoustic Blues Challenge Finalist 2008 The Guthrie Center, Housatonic, MA 2007 Taunton River Folk Festival, Taunton, MA 2007 Plymouth Blues and Folk Festival 2007 Black Potatoe Festival, NJ 2007 Opened for Paul Geremia 2007 Opened for Davis Coen, Bridgeport, CT 2006 Opened for Roy Bookbinder, Little Rock, AR 2006 Tropea Blues Festival in Tropea, Italy 2006 Memphis Blues Challenge finalist 2005 Licensed two songs to PBS for the soundtrack of the 2005 Roadtrip Nation DVD series (episodes 4 & 5) 2005 Headline act for the WRA’s “Resophonic Blues Festival” in the Czech Republic 2004 Opened for the Doobie Brothers, Pittsfield, MA 2003 and 2005 Boston Blues Challenge Finalist 2003-Present Taught songwriting at RockOn Band Camp, Pittsfield, MA

Art Director/Trainer
Sep 1992 - Oct 2005

Star Press, Inc.

Managed and trained a design department of 5 full-time, and 5 part-time employees. Training included Adobe Suite, Quark, Pre-press software, font management and basic design skills. I also trained and managed software for a variety of smaller companies on a freelance basis.

Education

Bachelors Degree: Integrated Arts In Education
Sep 2006 - May 2009

UMass Amherst

Affiliations

NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance
Aug 2017
NERFA is the Northeast Regional affiliate of Folk Alliance International. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our members to network regionally and advance the overall mission of Folk Alliance International to: Increase understanding of the rich variety, artistic value, cultural and historical significance, and continuing relevance of folk music and dance among educators, media and the general public. (Education), Provide a bridge to and from folk music and dance organizations and needed resources, and to help those organizations link with their constituencies. (Networking), Influence decision makers and resource providers on the national, state, provincial, and local levels, insuring the growth of folk music and dance. (Advocacy), Support and encourage the development of new and existing grassroots folk music and dance organizations. (Field Development), Strengthen the effectiveness of folk music and dance organizations by providing professional development opportunities. (Professional Development)
Rhode Island Songwriters Association
Oct 2013
Rhode Island Songwriters Association's mission is to encourage, foster and conduct the art and craft of original lyrical and musical composition; provide educational programs, critique sessions and performance opportunities for all artistic styles; and support open collaboration within the RISA community.
BMI
Oct 2002
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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