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.

“Robert was very communicative, took suggestions for the event, and came early to work with the minister on hymns for the service. His music was appropriate for the service and beautifully put-together. We would recommend him again.” 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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“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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“He shared his sound system with the pastor for the ceremony which was very helpful” Read More

“We will certainly use Robert again if we have the opportunity, and would also refer him to anyone looking to add a lovely element to their celebration…” 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