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
BRANDY CLARK HITS THE BIG-TIME !!! GRAMMY NOMINATION, CMA AWARDS, NONSTOP TOURING, HIGH CRITICAL ACCLAIM……
Brandy Clark came to Nashville back in the early 2000s to attend the songwriting program at Belmont University. She worked with me on her guitar chops on and off for several years during her early days in Nashville. She was a very serious and dedicated guitar student as well as an excellent singer and a talented songwriter. She worked very hard for many years on her writing and performing and is now considered by many music critics and fans of traditional country music to be one of the greatest living singer/songwriters currently active. Its been impossible for me to even keep up with her career because every time I turn on the TV to a music awards show or NPR or read an article about the music scene in Nashville, she is there front and center. Her first album on a major label has just been released to high praise from the critics, and she is playing gigs all over the country now. As of Spring 2017, Brandy has been nominated for Grammy Awards for 4 years in a row. Many real country music fans think she is the most important artist/songwriter to emerge in many years. Check out the video below to see her perform one of her beautiful songs with the legendary Dwight Yoakum on the Grammys in 2015. Everybody that has known Brandy is very proud of her. Here is a link to her website, it gives a complete picture of a well-deserved skyrocketing career……
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.
UPDATE - May 2017: Word on the street has it that William has been touring all over the world for a couple of years doing gigs with Wilco, etc....it's impossible to keep up with this guy. He is doing it on his own terms. Rock and Roll will never die.
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 my banjo student Barton Davies, and now they are playing Bonnaroo! These guys are hometown heroes. Rough life...
UPDATE - May 2017: BOY NAMED BANJO just signed with the William Morris Agency, the premier talent agency in the USA. They are now standing on the brink of rock stardom, it looks like. They just added another of my former students, a very talented bass player, Ford Garrard, to their lineup. These guys have some of the best chops out there in the Americana world..........
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.