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.

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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

“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

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“Wonderful to work with. Always got right back to me when I contacted him with questions. Amazing guitar player. Added the perfect touch for our corporate luncheon. Would definitely recommend him!” Read More

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

“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