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.

martin-taylor-gypsy-jazz-montage

Why choose Robert McCloy?
Your Requests are My Business.

“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

“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

“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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“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