Welcome!

Roberts Music Institute is a performance oriented music school in Bellevue, WA.

With a focus on accelerated learning techniques, RMI offers an individualized curriculum through private lessons. Students also have opportunities to meet and play with other musicians in our classes and player's clubs.

We have students of all ages and skill levels from beginning to professional. We offer instruction in guitar, bass, piano, vocals, drums, mandolin, ukulele, and harmonica!

"Fueled by Gibson" - RMI is the only school in the world sponsored by Gibson Guitars.

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Call us at 425-614-4764 or email us info@robertsmusicinstitute.com.

RMI Vocal Performance Class

January 9th 2017 – 8 pm

Advance Registration – Open Now

This program is designed for beginning to the most advanced vocal students. Students will prepare songs in a variety of styles to sing for the class and for a final recital. As the class observes, the instructor will work with individual students on vocal technique, style-mastery, stage presence and … Read more

Pricing & Policies

School Closures
  • In the event that RMI cancels a lesson (Snow Day, Instructor is out sick, etc.) a makeup lesson will be scheduled at your convenience, in addition to your regular schedule.
  • Go to www.robertsmusicinstitute.com or call 425-614-4764 for closure alerts. (Information will be posted on our homepage as well as our voicemail)
  • You can also check the website for school holidays, quarter start dates and any other RMI events.
RMI Holidays (closed)
  • May – 30th (Memorial Day)
  • July – 4th (Independence Day)
  • September – 5th (Labor Day)
  • November – 24th (Thanksgiving Day)
  • December – 24th, 25th & 31st
  • January – 1st
  • Private Lesson Pricing
    • $40.00 per ½ hr (weekly lessons)
    • $75.00 per hour (weekly lessons)
    • $15.00 Time slot retainer (applies to a scheduled absence)
    • $15.00 Reschedule Fee
    Player’s Club
    • $40.00 per hour session
    48 Hour Cancellation Policy (Private Lessons & Player’s Club)
    • Lessons must be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled lesson. This results in a lesson credit that must be rescheduled within the calendar month.
    • Rescheduled lessons have a $15 reschedule fee. Any scheduled lessons cancelled in less than 48 hours will be charged the full rate. No exceptions.
    Refunds/Credits
    • RMI does not give refunds. However, we will give credits to be applied towards private lessons, classes and ensembles. Credits can be used at anytime, within a year of purchase.

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Check out Roberts Music Institute on Soundcloud for the latest recordings to come out of the RMI Studio!… Read more

Pricing

Scheduled during your current lesson time:

Private Lesson Recording Rates

30 min = $12.50

60 min = $25.00

 

Band Recording Rates (applies to 2 or more members)

60 min = $65.00 per member

 

Block Recording Rates (best hourly rate for bands)

4 hrs = $400

*All rates include: the use of the studio equipment, and Recording Engineer / … Read more

Shepherd (Player’s Club Band) – Heavy Rock

Style & Craft

Style & Craft smallThis Style and Craft course is based on Howard’s original Style and Craft Guitar Manual. While the book has been out of print for several years, the program is available through RMI, exclusively. We will walk you step by step through the curriculum, ensuring total comprehension and technical support. Private and Group lessons are available, both on Skype and at … Read more

Super Chops

Super Chops Cover SmallThis Super Chops course is based on Howard’s original Super Chops Guitar Manual. While the book has been out of print for several years, the program is available through RMI, exclusively. We will walk you step by step through the curriculum, ensuring total comprehension and technical support. Private and Group lessons are available ,both on Skype and at RMI.

The … Read more

Super Solos

Super Solos (Small)

This Super Solos course is based on Howard’s original Super Solos Book. While the book has been out of print for several years, the program is available through RMI, exclusively. We will walk you step by step through the solos, ensuring total comprehension and technical support. Private lessons are available, both on Skype and at RMI.

This program will get … Read more

The Accelerator

Accelerator Cover (2) SmallThis Accelerator course is based on Howard’s original Accelerator GIT preparatory guide. While the book has been out of print for several years, the program is available through RMI, exclusively. We will walk you step by step through the curriculum, ensuring total comprehension and technical support. Private and Group lessons are available ,both on Skype and at RMI.

This program … Read more

Chord Melody

Chord Melody SmallThis Chord Melody course is based on Howard’s original Chord Melody Guitar Manual. While the book has been out of print for several years, the program is available through RMI, exclusively. We will walk you step by step through the curriculum, ensuring total comprehension and technical support. Private and Group lessons are available, both on Skype and at RMI.… Read more

Sight Reading

Howard Roberts - Sight Reading SmallThis Sight Reading course is based on Howard’s original Sight Reading Guitar Manual. While the book has been out of print for several years, the program is available through RMI, exclusively. Private lessons, both on Skype and at RMI are available.

The Sight Reading course is part of the HR Scholarship program. Inquire directly, regarding eligibility.

 

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Zane Taylor – Jazz

CHROMA System

CHROMA Cover SmallWHY CHROMA?

“CHROMA is a new approach to learning music and playing on the guitar. You simply use color as your guide and go straight to making real music. Teachers and students are finding CHROMA to be a welcome relief from the confusion and frustration of most “basic” guitar books.

CHROMA really works! You’ll use your eyes as well as … Read more

Guitar Immersion Program

Specifically designed to transition your playing to a whole new level in one week! This guitar program is custom tailored to your needs and is oriented towards students that want to do multiple lessons with different instructors throughout the week. Lesson plans integrate the learning techniques of the various teachers, which are chosen based on your interests and abilities.

Students … Read more

Welcome Quilter Amps

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We are delighted to welcome Quilter Amps to our list of exclusive RMI sponsors. This is one incredible guitar amp! Killer clean and distorted tones, high powered, 200 watts and very lightweight! This is an amp that can cover all practice and gig requirements – including a great Jazz and Blues tone. With Alan Holdsworth and Jennifer Batten endorsements RMI … Read more

Player’s Club Signup

Players clubs are bands that are designed to get students working together for the purposes of performing Live. The band decides which tunes they want to play, and the teacher/coach helps them achieve there goals. Along the way, the students learn how to communicate effectively in a rehearsal environment, as well as on the band stand. There are performance opportunities … Read more

Pricing & Payment

6 days a week RMI has a wide range of instructors, specializing in all styles. Visit the instructor profiles for more information.

Lessons are ½ hr (30min) or 1 hr. The one on one format is good for custom tailoring a program around your needs. Many students prefer a ½ hr private and a 60 minute Player’s Club per week, … Read more

Howard Roberts Project

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The HR Project
“ORIGINALS”
A Tribute to Howard Roberts

One of the most Influential Musicians and Educators of the 20th Century



A legend in his time and to this day, Howard Roberts was at one time the most frequently heard guitar player in the world. We’ve all enjoyed his artistry, albeit usually anonymous, on countless records, jingles, motion picture scores … Read more

Success Stories

Zane Taylor
Zane has been a student at RMI since he was 13 years old. He has been the recipient of an RMI scholarship, funded by the Howard Roberts scholarship program. Zane is now applying for music colleges around the country and has recorded his first demo for the application submissions. He is playing great, especially considering that Zane … Read more

Welcome Epiphone

This is just a little taste…

…You can check out the rest on the Guitar Lending Library page… Read more

Congrats Sadie Norkin!

RMI’s favorite rocker chick has made us very proud! 18 year old Sadie Norkin was recently accepted to Berklee School of Music on a scholarship! Sadie has been attending Roberts Music Institute for the past five years, studying under several teachers. Once she had decided to audition for Berklee, Sadie was prepped by her current teacher, Lucien LaMotte, through the … Read more

Gibson Guitar Tech Series

The Complete Guitar Setup Course

Fueled by Gibson

(4 week course)
Once you have your RMI Guitar Lending Library card, you can check out any Gibson Guitars (for 2 weeks at a time) free of charge!

Take a Gibson guitar home for the month. Hear and Feel the difference!

In four one hour classes you will learn how to:

  • Properly
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Gibson Sponsorship

RMI/Gibson Press Release:
March 15, 2012

In an unprecedented event today a truck full of guitars arrived at Roberts Music Institute from U.S. manufacturer GIBSON GUITARS. The “Lending Library”  allows any of RMI’s students to check out different models of Gibson Guitars to experience playability and tonal differences in the models.

RMI’s founder Jay Roberts is an internationally acclaimed guitarist … Read more

Caspian Coberly Jams at Jimi Hendrix Birthday Party

Caspian Coberly jams with Lee Oskar and RMI’s Tim Lerch at the Jimi Hendrix Birthday Party at Sky Ultra Lounge.… Read more

RMI Tour

Come visit us at RMI!
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College Preparatory Program

RMI specializes in preparing students for college entrance exams and auditions. We have had several students audition and gain acceptance to the likes of Berklee School of Music, NYU, Musician’s Institute, Cornish and others.

Contact RMI to get started!… Read more

Thelonious Monk Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from Thelonious Monk

Play songs such as:

  • “Well, You Needn’t”
  • “Round Midnight”
  • “Straight, No Chaser”

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask your private teacher if this class is right for … Read more

Van Halen Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from Van Halen

Play songs such as:

  • “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love”
  • “Panama”
  • “Eruption”

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask your private teacher if this class is right for you… Read more

Student Compilation Vol. 2

-R&B/Soul Ensemble plays “Chain of Fools” at RMI Performances at Boxley’s
Cliff Dibble – Guitar
Tom Huey – Guitar
Debby Taylor – Bass
Diana Huey – Vocals
Chris Carlson – Drums
-Alex Douthitt plays a Guthrie Govan solo
-Truett Burnett plays “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars
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Caspian Coberly on the Bob Rivers Show

Caspian Coberly on the Bob Rivers Show as he mentions RMI, Jay Roberts, and the CHROMA Program! Great job Caspian!… Read more

Student Compilation Vol. 1

-Caspian Coberly plays the National Anthem at Key Arena for the Seattle Storm

-Collin Ness plays “Donna Lee” at RMI Ensemble Performances

-Greg Pascale plays “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

 … Read more

Pricing & Payment Policies

Private Lesson Pricing

  • $40.00 per ½ hr (weekly lessons)
  • $55.00 per ½ hr (one off)
  • $75.00 per hour (weekly lessons)
  • $90.00 per hour (one off)
  • $15.00 Time slot retainer (applies to a scheduled absence)
  • $15.00 Reschedule Fee
  • $40.00 Guitar Setup (includes “how to” lesson)

Player’s Club

  • $40.00 per hour session
  • $15.00 Time slot retainer (applies to a scheduled absence)
  • $15.00
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British Invasion Ensemble

Play songs from bands/artists such as…The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Animals, The Kinks, The Who, The Yardbirds and more!

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask your private teacher if this class is right for … Read more

George Benson Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from George Benson. Play songs such as:

  • “Breezin'”
  • “Affirmation”
  • “This Masquerade”

Rolling Stones Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from the Rolling Stones.

Play songs such as:

  • “Paint It Black”
  • “Satisfaction”
  • “Angie”

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask your private teacher if this class is right for you… Read more

AC/DC Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from AC/DC.

Play songs such as:

  • “Back In Black”
  • “T.N.T.”
  • “Thunderstruck”

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask your private teacher if this class is right for you[/tippy]… Read more

Elvis Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from the “King” Elvis Presley.

Play songs such as:

  • “Jailhouse Rock”
  • “All Shook Up”
  • “Heartbreak Hotel”

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask your private teacher if this class is right … Read more

Dio Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from the Ronnie James Dio.

Play songs such as:

  • “Last In Line
  • “Holy Diver”
  • “Sacred Heart”

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask your private teacher if this class is right … Read more

Metallica Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from Metallica

Play songs such as:

  • “Nothing Else Matters”
  • “Enter Sandman”
  • “Sad But True”
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Ozzy Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from Ozzy Osbourne. Play songs such as:

  • “Crazy Train”
  • “Over The Mountain”
  • “Mr. Crowley”
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Reggae Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from the Reggae genre such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brow, Jimmy Cliff, etc.

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask your private teacher if this class is right for … Read more

Clapton Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from Eric Clapton. Play songs such as:
  • “Layla”
  • “Crossroads”
  • “Sunshine of Your Love”
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Gypsy Jazz Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from the Gypsy Jazz genre

Such as:

  • “Bossa Durado”
  • “Nuages”
  • “Hungaria”
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Bob Marley Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from Bob Marley… Read more

Police Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from the Police. Play songs such as:

  • “Roxanne”
  • “Ghost In The Machine”
  • “Murder By Numbers”
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Hendrix Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from Jimi Hendrix. Play songs such as:

  • “Purple Haze”
  • “Castles Made of Sand”
  • “Them Changes”
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Student Spotlight: Cliff Dibble

Microsoft Program Manager, Cliff Dibble has been studying at RMI for over three years. Due to his hard work and dedication, Cliff has made huge progress with his guitar playing. He has also helped to inspire other students to do the same. We recently thought it would be a great idea to spotlight Cliff, so we asked him to write … Read more

RMI Student Showcase @ Grand Cru

1020 108th Ave NE Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425)455-4278
Directions to Grand Cru
(Reservations are highly advised)

 

First Saturday of each month from 8pm-11pm @ Grand Cru Wine Bar

Each performance slot is 20 min, usually enough time to play 2 or 3 tunes.

Please confirm your time slot!

All students and all ages are welcome to perform. … Read more

Player’s Club Reviews

“Performances! I think it’s great, really helps to learn about the relationship between the band and the public. Getting them involved in the music which leads to having a good time, and hopefully brings them back to see you again!! See ya there.”

-Mark Sanders

“The Player’s Clubs are really great because they give you a push to really get

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Jay Roberts & Ben Lacy “Pocket Deuce”

“Pocket Deuce,” featuring guitar virtuosos Jay Roberts and Ben Lacy offers a blend of Jazz and Pop standards, arranged for two guitars that will blow you away.




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Southern Rock Ensemble

Play songs from bands/artists such as…The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top, Edgar Winter Group…and many more!

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask your private teacher if this class is right for … Read more

Jam Band

In the tradition of Jam Bands such as…Gov’t Mule, Grateful Dead, The Derek Trucks Band, Phish, Wide Spread Panic, Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones…and many more!

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask … Read more

Funk Ensemble

We want the FUNK! Play songs from bands/artists such as…James Brown, P-Funk, Sly & The Family Stone, Ohio Players, Rufus & Chaka Khan and many more!

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask your private teacher … Read more

Led Zeppelin Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from Led Zeppelin. Play songs such as:

  • “Black Dog”
  • “Kashmir”
  • “The Immigrant Song”
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Santana Ensemble

This ensemble will perform songs from Santana.

  • “Evil Ways”
  • “Black Magic Woman”
  • “Soul Sacrifice”
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SOLD OUT – Guitar Compendium Set (Vol. 1-3)

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I: Style and Craft

II: Troubleshooting 1

III: Fingerboard Map – Chords

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IV: The Fingerboard Map – Scales

V: Troubleshooting 2

VI: The Fingerboard Map – Intervals

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VII: The Fingerboard Map – Arpeggios

VIII: Troubleshooting 3

IX: Essential Theory

The Timeless Guide To Guitar:

Praxis is the first instructional book of its kind. It … Read more

Alex Douthitt: Then & Now

Join us as we take a trip through time…… Read more

Junior Beatles Ensemble

Junior Beatles Ensemble SmallThis ensemble will perform songs from the Beatles. (For ages 15 & under)

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement for all ensembles.

~Ask your private teacher if this class is right for you… Read more

Motown Ensemble

Motown Ensemble SmallThis ensemble will perform songs from the Motown era. Play songs from bands/artists such as…Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Jackson 5, The Temptations, The Isley Brothers, The Spinners and many more!

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

The ability to play a tune from beginning to end is a requirement … Read more

Caspian Coberly


By now, Caspian Coberly is a National Anthem veteran. Performing the Star Spangled Banner for championship sports teams including the Washington Stealth and here he is performing the National Anthem for the Seattle Storm. Way to go Caspian!
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Kind Of Blue Ensemble

Perform accurate arrangements of  Miles Davis’  “Kind Of Blue” album!

Some tunes are played in a guitar orchestra setting, with full arrangements, and others played in a free form jazz quartet setting.… Read more

Beatles Ensemble

Beatles smallThe students get to pick out tunes from the Beatles that they will perform at the concert.

The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.… Read more

Jazz Ensemble

In this ensemble you will learn and play familiar jazz standards.

    Class materials not included.… Read more

    Save $20 on your next lesson!

    Referral Slide smallRefer a friend to a FREE Evaluation Lesson and receive $20 off your next lesson.

    This is not only a win-win situation but also a great opportunity to connect somebody you care about to one of the best music schools in the Northwest.… Read more

    Pink Floyd Ensemble

    Pink Floyd smallThis ensemble will perform songs from Pink Floyd. … Read more

    Acoustic Rock Ensemble

    Styles will range from the Beatles to the Eagles, from Neil Young to Eric Clapton as well as other contemporary singer/songwriters like Jack Johnson, much like an “unplugged” performance. … Read more

    Surf Ensemble

    This class will perform songs from the Ventures, Dick Dale, The Safaries, etc. … Read more

    Super Chops 4: The Accelerator

    This class is a continuation of the “Super Chops 3: The Accelerator”.

    This 10 week program uses a structured time frame approach, a familiar Super Chops format, focusing on chords, scales and arpeggios in all keys. You will also get a stronger theoretical understanding of exactly what’s going on regarding chord progressions and chord/scale relationships. While you will be working … Read more

    Latin Jazz Ensemble

    All different forms of Latin Jazz music will be covered A knowledge of chords, scales and basic improvising skills are required. … Read more

    80’s Ensemble

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    The students get to pick out tunes from the 1980s that they will perform at the concert.

    The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

    Reserve your spot now:

    Name: Email: Phone:

     

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    60’s Ensemble

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    The students get to pick out tunes from the 1960s that they will perform at the concert.

    The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

    Reserve your spot now:

    Name: Email: Phone:

     

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    Blues Ensemble

    2009-11-20 08-30-25 Blues_Ensemble_2This class will focus on application of the concepts explored in the Blues classes and beyond. … Read more

    Junior Rock Ensemble

    This Rock Ensemble focuses on “how to” play, communicate and have fun in a band setting.

    The ability to play a complete song is needed before enrolling in this class. (Ages 14 and under)… Read more

    Super Chops 2: The Left Hand

    The Super Chops system incorporates a highly structured approach to learning and technical development. Using a high level of accountability, the program guarantees success, as long as the student does the work.

    The 1 hour practice program requires a min. of 4 hrs a week to ensure progress.

    SUPER CHOPS TECHNIQUE 2 focuses on LEFT HAND TECHNIQUE.

    We will cover … Read more

    Neo Classical Ensemble

    This ensemble will perform songs in the styles of Yngwie Malmsteen, Dream Theater and other progressive groups.… Read more

    90’s Ensemble

    The students get to pick out tunes (from the 90s) that they will perform at the concert.Read more

    CHROMA 1: Beginning Guitar

    THIS CLASS IS FOR “ABSOLUTE” Beginners, ages 5-12yrs.

    All materials are provided (Books, CD’s and guitar if needed however not included in materials price)

    Utilizing an incredible and proven method, “The Chroma System” developed by Howard Roberts. The results are guaranteed! Class sizes range from 4-7 students.

    Students will benefit from One on One and group participation, as needed.

    What … Read more

    Jay Roberts

    Roberts_Jay-teleGuitar/Bass/Drums

    Jay Roberts was born in California and is the son of legendary jazz guitarist and world renowned educator Howard Roberts (founder of the Guitar Institute of Technology). Although stylistically versatile with a Rock, Blues and Jazz background, his heart is found in improvising and teaching. Growing up with a very musical family, Jay found himself playing multiple instruments including Guitar, Drums and Bass, and studying extensively with his father, mentor and best friend H.R.

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    Don Mock

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    Don Mock began playing guitar in the sixties initially drawn to the instrument, as were many of his peers, by the music of the Beatles. His early influences were rock heroes of that era including Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Mike Bloomfield. Don's growth as a musician included immersing himself in various music idioms including rock, blues and jazz. He has borrowed from all the best and is now the master of his own style, a style that is literally a "fusion" of his total music experiences. Don is well known among guitarists for his amazing technique and total command of the instrument.

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    Fusion Ensemble

    Don MockPlay in a fusion group directed by legendary fusion guitarist Don Mock. … Read more

    Beginning Jazz Ensemble

    This class is specifically designed for musicians who have the desire to begin to play Jazz in a group.

    Songs will include:

    • All Blues
    • Summertime
    • One note Samba amongst others choosen by the class.

    Prerequisite: Basic Chord Knowledge… Read more

    Steely Dan Ensemble

    Steely smallThe Steely Dan Ensemble will dive into some of their greatest hits and learn the intricacies of their music.Performing the music of Steely Dan offers a challenge for all instruments.… Read more

    Super Chops 3: The Accelerator

    Get a better understanding of chord progressions and chord/scale relationships.

    Based on Howard Roberts’ experience over the years dealing with thousands of aspiring guitarists in seminars and at the Guitar Institute of Technology, it has become increasingly clear that the single greatest handicap facing a student of the guitar is an unfamiliarity with the common language of music.

    For example:… Read more

    70s Ensemble

    70s smallThe students get to pick out tunes from the 1970s that they will perform at the concert.

    The 10th week culminates in a performance at RMI and/or at a local venue.

    Reserve your spot now:

    Name: Email: Phone:

     

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    Super Chops 1: The Right Hand

    This “Playing Class” will take you systematically to an entirely new technical level, focusing primarily on RIGHT HAND PICKING TECHNIQUE. These techniques apply to all styles, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country etc…

    While this course is “drill” oriented, you will cover:

    • Picking
    • Metronome
    • Relaxation
    • Accuracy
    • Posture
    • Exercising
    • Efficiency
    • Speed
    • Listening
    • Learn how to learn

    …and ultimately GET INSIDE YOUR PLAYING

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    R&B/Soul Ensemble

    This ensemble will perform songs from the R&B and Soul genres. Students will pick out tunes in this genre that they would like to perform at the concert.

    Play songs from bands/artists such as…Earth Wind & Fire, The Isley Brothers, The O’Jays, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and many more!… Read more

    Metal Shop Ensemble

    This ensemble will perform songs from the Heavy Metal genre.

    Play songs from all the great metal bands…from Iron Maiden and Metallica to modern day metalheads such as Avenged Sevenfold and Killswitch Engage!… Read more

    Jamie Findlay

    jamie-by-bob-barryGuitar/Bass

    Originally from Seattle, Washington, Jamie is one of the masters of contemporary acoustic guitar. With three CD’s under his own name, “Wings of Light,” “Amigos del Corazón,’ and “Reflections” Jamie is a very busy performer and composer, both in the States and abroad. His music is flavored by many styles from jazz and blues to pop and funk. More … Read more

    Scott Elsberry

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    It didn’t take Scott Elsberry long to realize he loved the guitar: he began playing at age 7. After “turning pro” at the age of 14, Scott split his time between becoming a musician and playing his favorite sports of Baseball, Football and Basketball. A few years later, sports took a back seat after Scott was recruited to play in an established Bay Area band.

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    Chris Norwood

    Chris Norwood Singing “Drown In My Own Tears”

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    Brandon Beligni

    Guitar/Vocal/Bass/Drums/Piano

    Brandon is proficient in a wide range of musical styles which include, but not limited to, jazz, classical, and metal. Upon discovering a love for teaching and particularly a knack for teaching young children, he began apprenticing under veteran teacher Jay Roberts to perfect his teaching technique. He has learned to implement the same proven methodology that Jay’s iconic father, the legendary guitarist Howard Roberts, created many years ago. Currently, he is working towards a degree in music, singing in an 18 voice jazz choir, and playing guitar in several jazz ensembles. Though he loves performing, his passion for teaching has given him the realization that his life work will continue to be focused in music education.

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    Jakob Singer

    Guitar/Piano/Vocal/Bass/Harmonica/Drums/Mandolin

    Jakob has been teaching students of all ages for over a decade. He strives to motivate and inspire his students to become great musicians. Jakob's teaching method is fun and easy to understand. His students learn proper technique, music theory, how to read music, play in a band, play their favorite songs, and how to practice efficiently to improve on their instrument in a shorter amount of time.

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    Chris Lenk

    Chris LenkGuitar/Bass

    Chris has been teaching for over twenty years. His teaching philosophy focuses on the fundamentals every musician needs to express himself, developing a strong ear, a nimble touch, and a deep understanding of how to produce the musical sounds and moods he wants.

    “A lot of people say they don’t know any theory, but as long as you’re not … Read more

    Masa Kobayashi

    Masa Kobayashi (Cropped)Bass/Guitar/Ukulele

    From Tokyo, Japan, Masa has performed and recorded with local and international artists throughout Europe and the US. As a multi-instrumentalist and a songwriter, he has experience with many musical styles from punk, rock, metal, ska, reggae, hip-hop, Balkan and African music. While he focuses on many recording and performance projects, he is also an inspirational teacher and has taught many students locally and internationally.

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    Skyler Mehal

    Robert LangsGuitar/Bass/Piano/Vocal/Mandolin

    Want to learn to ROCK? How about FUNK? Country? Blues? Want to write songs? Sing? Whatever you want to learn, Skyler will help you get there! Hailing from the vast empty desert of Central Washington, he teaches many styles including Rock, Blues, Classical, Jazz, Funk, Experimental/Ambient music, Country and Folk music. While studying at Central Washington University he discovered his love of teaching and maintained a studio of over 30 students before completing his studies in 2011. He currently holds his B.A. in Music/Guitar Performance from CWU.

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    Farko Dosumov

    Farko Small

    Bass/Guitar

    Farko Rustamovich Dosumov was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Farko and his identical twin brother, Feodor Dosumov, began playing the classical guitar when they were ten years old. After winning the green card lottery in 1999 Farko moved to New York City to pursue a career in music. Farko later attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and specialized in jazz bass. Since then, he has played with many talented artists and groups throughout the world.

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    HR Project Contributors

    Thank you very much for all of your support!

    Executive Sponsors

    Clifford Dibble
    Dean A. Sleeper
    Gary & Chris Davis
    James Allchin
    Jeff Kirby
    John du Pont
    LD Bellinger
    Mark Foreman
    Mike Evans
    Ron Wells
    Spencer Frazer
    Steve Peterson
    Steven Gurgevich
    Thomas Norwood
    Tom & Lore Firman

    Contributors

    Alex Sadowsky
    B Kendall Burg
    Beth Marlis
    Bob Schaefer
    Bob Simmons
    Brett … Read more

    Welcome Ampeg Amps

    We are pleased to welcome Ampeg bass amps to the list of new RMI sponsors.… Read more

    Guitar Lending Library

    For the first time in history students can “borrow” Gibson & Epiphone guitars, take them home and experiment with all the different models. RMI is the only school in the world that has this arrangement with Gibson!

    This lending program has many benefits for RMI students, including:

    • Learning about the ins and outs of several Gibson & Epiphone model guitars
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