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Instruments: Guitar, Violin, Mandolin, Fiddle, Music, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Soul

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Robert F In Studio
Instruments: Guitar, Violin, Mandolin, Fiddle, Music, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Soul

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Ages Taught: 18-80
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Bachelor Degree: City College of New York
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NOTE >> that the jittery shaking in the videos, are technical flaws

flaws of the videos. Has nothing to do with the teacher.

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Overview:
I am not interested in any student under 18 years old.  How about the student's PARENTS ? Also, I am not able to go to students' homes. I don't have a car. All my students (Guitar, Violin, mandolin), get a special 4 color chart (of my unique design), with every song/tune they learn. This guards against forgetting the tune in the future. For these students, with my lessons, they can learn 4 Christmas songs > Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, Silent Night, Jingle Bells. + 1 New Year's Eve song > Auld Lang Syne.

I have been playing the guitar professionally for over 30 years. In the 1980s, I played electric guitar (classic rock) in a band called Purple Mountains, playing cover songs of the Rolling Stones (including their open tunings for the guitar).

I also l played Bluegrass mandolin, fiddle and guitar on stage, since the 1980s, and continue to now, at Boba's Internet Café and PJ Dolan's Irish Pub/Grille, both in Tampa.

Earlier on, I graduated with a BA from the City University of New York, where I took some music courses. I played at City College of New York with who is now one of the finest banjo players in the world, Bela Fleck.

EXPERIENCE
1. SAM ASH MUSIC STORE (Tampa) - Guitar, Violin, & Mandolin teacher (2021-2022). 2. TAYLOR ROBINSON MUSIC LESSONS - Guitar, Violin, & Mandolin teacher (2015-2022). I am a diverse musician of stringed instruments, specializing in electric and acoustic guitar, violin/fiddle, and mandolin. My genres range from Classical music, classic rock, to Bluegrass, Country, and Blues. On the guitar, I play and teach both flatpick and fingerpicking styles. In classic rock, I teach such recording artists as the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton (Cream), and Neil Young. On the Rolling Stones songs, I teach both standard tuning songs (Ruby Tuesday, Dead Flowers, etc), and open Tunings used by Keith Richards (Brown Sugar-G, Gimme Shelter-E)
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I am a diverse musician of stringed instruments, specializing in electric and acoustic guitar, violin/fiddle, and mandolin. My genres range from Classical music, classic rock, to Bluegrass, Country, and Blues. On the guitar, I play and teach both flatpick and fingerpicking styles. In classic rock, I teach such recording artists as the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton (Cream), and Neil Young. On the Rolling Stones songs, I teach both standard tuning songs (Ruby Tuesday, Dead Flowers, etc), and open Tunings used by Keith Richards (Brown Sugar-G, Gimme Shelter-E) On the violin/fiddle, and mandolin, I teach, nice baroque pieces like Minuet # 3 in G Mjor (Bach/petzold), Rights of Man (E minor) and later 19th century (Off to California aka Passage in G Major), as well as later classical pieces like Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Ode to Joy). In addition, I play & teach old time fiddle tunes like Arkansas Traveler, Soldier's Joy, & Ragtime Annie, and Bluegrass songs/instrumentals. I also teach a variety of just nice, popular songs like Auld Land Syne. America the Beautiful, Jingle Bells, & You Are My Sunshine. All of this includes keys, chords, scales, and theory. One IMPORTANT & UNIQUE feature of my lessons is my 4 color CHARTS which ever student can have. They are not necessary for the learning process, but they make it easy to relearn song/tunes much later if the musician has forgotten them. They are my own special creation, and you cannot get these very simplified charts anywhere else. I think they are easier to read and understand than standard musical notation and tablature. Please note that although the video makes me appear to be jittery, that is just the recording technology, not me. Luckily, the audio is fine.
LESSON STYLE
Regardless of which instrument(s) my student is learning, I generally teach at the pace of the student. I never rush a student, and I keep with a scenario that is COMFORTABLE for both of us. Being relaxed is important to learning, and I always stress having students' hands relatively loose while holding and playing their instrument. I have lesson plans that I devise myself, while referring slightly to instructional videos and books also. I love teaching these musical instruments, and I would teach everyone in the whole world, if it were possible. - lol
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"It has been a pleasure getting to know you, learning from you, as well as enjoying your talent."

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