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.

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“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

“I personally found Mr. McCloy to be a consummate professional and very easy with which to work. He was timely and prompt on both email and phone calls, which made it easy to work out the particulars of the event.” Read More

“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

“I wished I could have them play for me all of the time! Every single guest commented to me on how fabulous they were. There were many age groups at our party from 2 to 82. They played a great mix of music that entertained, and kept the interest of everyone.” Read More

“Amazing performer…we will definitely ask Robert to return next year.” 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