Teaching

Guitar, Mandolin, and Fiddle Lessons

I’ve been teaching guitar, mandolin, and fiddle since the fall of 1979, and over that period have seen thousands of students of all levels and many styles.

Currently, I do most of his teaching at Elderly Instruments in Lansing, MI while also teaching at my private home studio.

  • Guitar: Classical, Jazz, and all folk styles (Bluegrass/Celtic, and more) flatpick and fingerstyle.
  • Mandolin: All folk styles (Bluegrass/Celtic and more), Jazz
  • Fiddle: Celtic, Bluegrass, Old Time, and more.

Rates: $20.00 / half hour.

An Outline of My Teaching

As I say in the video, it’s never too late to keep learning. Recently, I attended a jazz guitar retreat in Big Indian, NY to study with my favorite jazz guitarist, Martin Taylor and played with Gypsy Jazz great Robin Nolan.

martin-taylor-gypsy-jazz-montage

Why choose Robert McCloy?
Your Requests are My Business.

“Robert was very communicative, took suggestions for the event, and came early to work with the minister on hymns for the service. His music was appropriate for the service and beautifully put-together. We would recommend him again.” Read More

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“They went the extra mile and learned two songs for our father-bride and mother-groom dances. Could not recommend them more highly.” Read More

“He learned special songs for us and even moved all his equipment outside when the rain broke in order to have the ceremony in nature, as we wanted. Wonderful musician to work with and everyone loved it!” Read More

“Aside from the music which has enhanced so many events here, I really appreciate your professional style. Your timely arrival, your flexibility, and your sense of what is appropriate at any given time, are all factors that make it easy for me to rely on you.” Read More

“Incredibly accommodating, professional and TALENTED group. Good price and they learned all three songs we requested and played them wonderfully. I would book them again in a heartbeat. I’m sad I only get one wedding to have them at!” Read More

“Robert did a wonderful job at our wedding ceremony…He was worth every penny…You should book him for your next event!” Read More