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.


Why choose Robert McCloy?
Your Requests are My Business.

“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

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“Robert was wonderful! He played songs I requested at the last minute for the wedding party processional and bridal processional. He also provided the microphone for my officiant, making it less work for me to get that set up!” Read More

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“He exceeded all our expectations and helped us have a stress free day. We appreciate his talent and willingness to “go the extra mile”. He helped to make the wedding such a success.” Read More

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“He even suggested and performed a duet with our guitar playing daughter, which really meant a lot to our whole family. I would definitely recommend him, he’s an excellent musician and a great person to work with!” Read More