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 my 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: $25.00 / 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.

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Why choose Robert McCloy?
Your Requests are My Business.

“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

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“Guests complimented the music several times during the evening. We recommend him wholeheartedly and would definitely seek his services again.” Read More

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“He was totally professional from beginning to end, very responsive to questions and requests, and an all-around pleasure to be with. Terrific musician and wonderful person. I’d hire him again in a heartbeat.” Read More

“Bob researched and played special tunes for us, while friends were being made, and friendships were being renewed. His performance was a perfect addition to our celebration.” Read More

“He provided his own equipment and our officiator with a wireless microphone, which was wonderful.” Read More

“It really added a unique touch to our celebration. Robert played the many Marian songs that we requested so beautifully. We would love to welcome him back to our church again and again!” Read More