Trevor Robertson

Trevor R.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner
I have six years' professional experience teaching privately, and I specialize in Classical, Jazz, and Pop styles. I use a patient approach to accommodate each student's unique learning styles, challenges, and interests. While each student will have a personalized experience, all the necessary fundamentals will be covered, including technique, note reading, music theory, and ear training. Send me a message letting me know what your goals are. I can't wait to make music with you!
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About

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

Teaching since:
2011

I am a professional bassist and teacher living in Park Slope, Brooklyn. In 2017 I earned a Bachelors of Music with a concentration in Instrumental Music Education from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. I have experience teaching students from age 5 up through adulthood, and I have taught several students with special needs. I am proud to say that students of mine have won concerto competitions, earned first-degree ratings at solo and ensemble festivals, and have gone on to continue their study at the collegiate level.

As a bassist, I am fluent in Classical, Jazz, and Popular styles. Before moving to New York, I played with multiple orchestras and chamber groups around the Detroit area, including the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Jazz Festival Brass and Percussion Ensemble, and others. I have been fortunate to share the stage with the likes of Sean Jones, Joshua Redman, Jason Moran, as well as Leonard Slatkin.

I would love to get to know what you or your student's learning goals are! Please feel free to contact me at your convenience so we can start making great music!

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Experience

Bassist
Mar 2014 - May 2017
Dearborn Symphony Orchestra

Student Teacher
Jan 2016 - May 2016
Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Pierce Middle School

Conducted and co-taught grade 6-12 orchestras, grade 6 concert band.

Co-Teacher
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
Grosse Pointe 6th Grade Honors Band

Conducted and co-taught extracurricular sixth-grade concert band class.

Double Bass Instructor
Oct 2013 - May 2014
String Project @ Wayne State University

Taught Level One (Beginner) Double Bass Class. Co-taught Level Three Double Bass Class.

Education

Bachelors of Music, Concentration in Instrumental Music Education
Aug 2012 - May 2017
Wayne State University

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

3 Reviews

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Sam F. Nov 29, 2017
Cello · In home

Just did first lesson. Was great! Trevor is a nice, calm, understanding, professional, customizing to student's goals, no time waster, practical, good cello teacher. Looking forward for next lesson/s. Will see how it goes.

Gabriel Nov 18, 2017
Upright Bass · In studio

Allow me to start by saying that I am a violist, not a bassist. I had never so much as held a bass before in my life. However, after a few months of Trevor's patient guidance, I found myself reasonably confident not only in my ability to hold a bass but also somewhat in my ability to play it whilst doing so.

Aside from his patience, I appreciated his flexibility and approachability. Of course, I did my best to practice and attend all of our lessons, but if, for some reason, I was unable to do so, he would always work something out in a fair and rational manner. Not only did I feel comfortable asking questions, but I felt encouraged to do so. His hands-on approach of not just showing or telling but both was refreshing, as was his focus on the goals of student (me, in this particular situation). If there was a particular topic I wanted to discuss - vibrato, for instance - he would incorporate it into lesson plans piece by piece as I advanced to the necessary skill level, without losing a sense of the comprehensive "big picture." At the same time, I never felt rushed or lost during lessons or while practicing; his pacing was excellent, and there is no question that he absolutely knows the instrument well.

In summation, I learned a lot in a short period with Trevor, and strongly recommend this instructor.

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Kim Oct 10, 2017
Upright Bass · In studio

Trevor is great with giving useful and constructive feedback for all levels of skill!

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