has been teaching guitar and other instruments in the Nashville area for 30+ years and has an unparalleled track record of developing excellent guitar players, musicians, and songwriters of all levels and ages.
He teaches everyone from young, budding players to world-famous recording artists and songwriters, with literally tons of references and a nationwide reputation. Long considered to be the best guitar teacher in Nashville (and best banjo, bass guitar, and beginning mandolin teacher), Rob is always eager to work with new students of all ages. You need look no further, you have found Nashville's favorite music instructor.
STUDENTS MAKING NEWS
BOY NAMED BANJO PLAYS BONNAROO
Former students, Boy Named Banjo, have been slated to perform at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2015. Two of the founding members (William Reames and Will Logan) of this cool Americana band started out with me as beginners in the 6th grade and could melt my face by the 11th. They started writing songs and playing with banjo-picker Barton Davies, and now they are playing Bonnaroo! These guys are hometown heroes. Rough life...
CAROLINE KOLE: SUMMER JOB FOR A RISING STAR
My talented student/friend Caroline Kole just graduated from high school and her “summer job” this year (2015) is opening shows all summer long for the legendary Reba McEntire. Here’s a shot of her onstage recently at one of her opening shows (somewhere) Spring 2015. Caroline grew up in Florida and has been performing regionally and nationally since she was about 9 or 10. She is a true veteran, and a really good guitar player (and singer and songwriter, etc). I am really proud to have had the chance to work with her. There is more information about her on this page and on the STUDENT page.
WILLIAM TYLER RELEASES SECOND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM
William is making an international career for himself as a highly regarded solo acoustic guitarist. He started out with me years ago as a 7th-grade beginner, now plays all over the world to rave reviews. In June 2014, he was featured in RollingStone.com. Some people would say he is the coolest guitar player in Nashville. In December 2014, William was voted Best Instrumentalist by the Nashville Scene.
UPDATE - May 2015: In January, William Tyler, opened for Jack White and Loretta Lynn in a blowout concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
GARRETT HEDLUND’S EMERGENCY GUITAR LESSONS WITH ROB
Check out the students page for a great interview with Garrett Hedlund about the "emergency" lessons he had with me for his role in the movie Country Strong! He went from 0 to 10 in four lessons! Also be sure to check out the music video from the movie!
ROB JACKSON STUDIO "GRADUATE" MAKES IT TO LETTERMAN, ROLLING STONE, CMA AWARDS, GRAMMYS.....
Brandy Clark is garnering major league critical acclaim for her first album, "12 Stories", released in 2013. Check out her January 2014 appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. Very cool. She also recently opened for Loretta Lynn at the Ryman Auditorium on October 10, 2014. In November 2014, Brandy won a CMA award for "Country Song of the Year" with Kasey Musgraves for "Follow Your Arrow" and was nominated for "New Artist of the Year". In December 2014, Brandy was nominated for "Best New Artist" and "Best Country Album" at the Grammys.