Before I started working with Robert I didn't know where to begin with the music course and I panicked a lot. Once I sat down with him and we made a plan, I immediately felt relief. He is a skillful and passionate teacher and his methods of teaching makes things easier to understand and you will feel eager to learn.
Hello, I'm Rob.
I am a professional musician and music teacher based in Dublin Ireland. I have toured nationwide as well as in Europe and Asia with the two original bands I play with, Ana Gog and Let's Set Sail. To date, I have written and recorded music featured in short films, television and radio.
I give private lessons from my home in Dublin 7 in piano, electric bass, music theory, basic composition, introduction to electronic composition and music grinds. I also occasionally teach in other peoples homes. I offer a bespoke service where tuition is dependant on the student's interests. Any style of music can be taught and exams are optional.
After a couple of years break from piano lessons I started with Rob and very quickly regained the enthusiasm and motivation to develop my playing skills further. Within weeks he had me playing a few of my favourite tunes from start to finish, something I'd struggled to do in the past. He is comfortable teaching a number of styles and is an ideal tutor for me and my varied taste. We have worked on Jazz, Soul, Blues and Rock pieces over the last few months. I always look forward to his lessons and find them challenging but very enjoyable.
Robert is a fantastic music teacher and has made the experience of learning a new instrument fun and absorbing. I don't believe I would have worked as hard and continued to do so if it were not for his can-do attitude, honesty and passion for teaching.
After playing bass on and off for about 6 years, I decided to take lessons again in order to improve my level. Rob proved to be the perfect teacher for people like me who are quite self-conscious while at the same time a bit of a perfectionist: on top of his musical skills, he's very patient and knows how to adapt his lessons to your goal, your level and your learning process. I've seen really good results and I highly recommend Rob as a music teacher.
Honours Music Degreefrom NUI Maynooth
Performance Certificatefrom Dublin Conservatory of Music
Grade 8 Piano PerformanceRIAM
Education & Work
2008 - Present
2008-2010 Working in primary and secondary schools. Currently teaching students of all ages Piano, Guitar, Electric Bass, Theory, Electronic composition, jazz basics and giving Leaving Certificate Grinds.
2008 - Present
PERFORMANCE AND RECORDING
Working as a musician in various live and studio settings. National and international touring, session and studio work, theatre work, arrangement and composition for various media, weddings, birthdays etc.
2004 - 2008
One year in DIT Rathmines and three in NUI Maynooth. Major in Composition (Orchestral and Electronic). Experience performing in various vocal and instrumental ensembles. Secretary and Vice-President of Music Society. Extensive work in Orchestration, music analysis, computer music, theory and harmony, music history etc.