Extensive experience teaching, conducting and composing for the violin, viola and mandolin
Robert has extensive experience as a teacher of stringed instruments as well as a conductor and composer. His education includes study in violin performance and Jazz under some of the masters of the instrument. He has performed in chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras, quartets, and has a diverse repertoire of musical style.
He was affiliated with the New Expressions School of Music in San Diego from 2004 until September 2014, when he moved to his new studio on Vandever Avenue. He has been giving private instruction since 1979. He specializes in all levels of violin and viola instruction for string players as young as age four to build a strong foundation in technique, expression and music theory. He has prepared students to audition successfully for ensembles such as San Diego and East County Youth Symphonies, as well as adult orchestras and for acceptance into national music schools and conservatories.
Additional Performance Experience
He has been playing the violin, viola and mandolin in the award-winning world beat fusion band, Middle Earth Ensemble since 1998. Middle Earth Ensemble is well-known for playing for world renown belly dancers and has toured all over California and Hawaii.
He has also been a member of the San Diego String Quartet since 2008 and has played many local venues and events since joining them. He is a dedicated musician who shares his knowledge and passion with those for whom he plays as well as with his students.