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.

“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

“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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“He shared his sound system with the pastor for the ceremony which was very helpful” Read More

“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

“I couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful sound…the music had such depth and tone, it was perfect! So thank very much for making my day that much more magical!” Read More