Playing an instrument can be both fulfilling and challenging! With so many internet resources, figuring out how to progress can be confusing and frustrating. Lessons directed by an experienced teacher is the ideal place to start; and The East Bay Guitar Academy is your source! Lessons are available in a number of playing styles including Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Folk, and so much more! With a teaching style based on the Suzuki Method, students are sure to develop thoroughly and efficiently.
The East Bay Guitar Academy is dedicated to the development of students to their highest potential. Your instructor will guide you through your curriculum with methods that will help you get to the next level in a way that’s fun, stimulating, and engaging.
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The Suzuki Method is a wonderfully organized and thought-out curriculum designed by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki. The method involves what Suzuki called the “mother-tongue” approach that teaches students through Parent Involvement, Early Beginning, Listening, Repetition, Encouragement, Delayed Reading, and Graded Repertoire. For more information, please visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Robert Nance is an active performer and teacher in the Bay Area. With his focus in contemporary chamber music, Robert’s work has been featured at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, NPR, and WNYC. Mr. Nance, along with his group Mobius Trio, is the dedicatee of over a dozen new works for the guitar by composers from around the world; recent commissions include Samuel Carl Adams and Grammy Award Winner Sergio Assad. As a solo performer, he has given concerts all over the world in San Francisco, New York,Washington DC, Germany, Holland, Denmark, and Italy.
Robert Nance is a certified Suzuki Method instructor has been teaching privately throughout his career. His studio features guitarists of all ages and skill levels. Whether they are young beginners, college-bound students preparing for auditions or adults seeking to expand their relationship with music, Robert’s students come away with a developed repertoire and an enhanced ability to communicate musically. His students also develop a solid technical command of the guitar as well as practical sight-reading and music theory skills all of which are applicable to other styles.
Mr. Nance holds a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University, and a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.