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.

“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

“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

“Incredibly accommodating, professional and TALENTED group. Good price and they learned all three songs we requested and played them wonderfully. I would book them again in a heartbeat. I’m sad I only get one wedding to have them at!” 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

“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 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