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.

“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

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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

“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 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

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