Robert McIver

Robert M.

Upper Marlboro, MD

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Robert delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18 to 30

Teaching since:
November 2006

I am a recent graduate of Morgan State University receiving a Masters degree. I majored in music education with trumpet as my primary instrument. I currently teach Band, Orchestra and General Music at Reid Temple Christian Academy. I have been teaching for 13 years, section leader of multiple bands for 5 yrs. I am a musical arranger, who understands all levels of students and genuinely loves to teach. Very inviting and understanding, as well as easy to talk to. Trustworthy and honest, performed in numerous groups including jazz and classical.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back teacher, very encouraging and and always upbeat. Students can expect to have fun, and never feel nervous. Not like an English or History class. The learning happens on both sides. I focus on making the instrument a voice, just like the one we use when we talk. After 3 or 6 months, the student can expect a much better understanding of the instrument.

*** Studio Equipment ***

*** Travel Equipment ***
Can provide-Trumpet with method books, Flute

Student needs- Trombone, Method books for trombone and flute

*** Specialties ***
Jazz Lead player- Trumpet
Music Arranger- Marching Band, Quintet

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Band/Orchestra Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present

Teach skills in music appreciation, harmony, and explorations in music and in instrumental music. Develop the knowledge and skills of students in listening and reading music.

Lesson Instructor
Aug 2012 - Present

Private Lessons

Music Teacher
Aug 2014 - Jan 2015
Baltimore City Public Schools

General Music
Vocal Music
Music Theory


Bachelor's Degree in Music
Aug 2006 - Present
Morgan State University
Masters in Music
Aug 2013 - May 2016
Morgan State University


Limited Proficiency


Apr 2016
Reid Temple Christian Academy


RTCA Innovation Award
Dec 2015
Reid Temple Christian Academy
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity
Mar 2008
Morgan State University

Photos & Videos

Graduate Recital

Christmas Jubilee

Photo by Robert M.
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2 Reviews

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Tranishia C. Oct 13, 2016
Violin · In home

Robert appears to be a perfect fit for my daughter. He's knowledgeable and very patient with her. It's evident that he's great with kids. He makes the lesson fun while giving her feedback and great tips to help her to play her violin more efficiently.

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Whittney Jul 12, 2016
Violin · In home

Robert teaches my 7 year old daughter, who generally is shy and not very trusting of new people. She was open and communicative with him within the first 15 minutes of the first lesson. He is able to teach at level and pace that best suits her. He gave her a journal with instructions to practice in between their sessions. My daughter likes that he checks it and gives her a star for completing the task. He also shows up to our home on time, which is very important to me. My husband and I could not be more please!

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