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.

“Mr. McCloy did an outstanding job. He represented himself with a down to earth professionalism that was well received by the public. I would highly recommend him and look forward to having him perform for us again.” Read More

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“My guests are STILL telling me how nice the music was! Mr. McCloy was kind enough to accompany my sister's vocal solo also. He graciously practiced with her before the wedding day – and the result was amazing and memorable! He has truly been blessed with a talent!” 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

“I couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful sound…the music had such depth and tone, it was perfect! So thank very much for making my day that much more magical!” Read More

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“He was very professional, responsive, accommodating and flexible from the time we signed a contract with him, through our wedding day. 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