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.

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Why choose Robert McCloy?
Your Requests are My Business.

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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

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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

“We used Mr. McCloy’s services for my Mom’s 95th birthday party, to provide Irish fiddle music for the festivities. He was easy to work with; prompt to respond to communication and questions; His music was enjoyed by all.” Read More

“I would also like to thank you for your cooperation with our organization. We were grateful at how well you handled the specifics of the contract. You returned it promptly and were on time for your performance.” 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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“Guests complimented the music several times during the evening. We recommend him wholeheartedly and would definitely seek his services again.” Read More