Clinics & Seminars

RMI hosts a variety of clinics and seminars taught by well known musicians.

Music Is Your Business Workshop

April 6, 2014
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Music Biz Poster (Small) Roberts Music Institute welcomes music industry veteran, Christopher Knab, for a music business workshop.

You will learn:

• How to record and prepare your music for CD & digital release.

• How and where to find your fans and customers.

• How to work with distributors, retailers, radio and live performance venues.… Read more

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood Experience

March 5, 2017
3:00 pmto6:00 pm

Cold Blood (Band Shot) SMALL

Sunday – March 5th 2017

3 pm – 5:30 pm

Cold Blood Clinic at RMI (13417 NE 20th St Bellevue, WA 98005)

Cold Blood is a long-standing soul-rock-jazz band founded in 1968 and originally based in the San Francisco East Bay area.

Learn how to play Lydia Pense & Cold Blood songs … Read more

Jennifer Batten Clinic

February 2, 2013
1:30 pmto3:30 pm

Saturday February 2nd, 2013 at RMI
1:30pm-3:30pm ~ $40.00

Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck guitarist, Jennifer Batten, will be presenting a multimedia concert/clinic in sync with projected films she’s made. Between tunes (mostly original, which can be heard at she’ll explain the sounds and effects she’s used, as well as … Read more

Mike Stern Clinic

December 8, 2012
1:30 pmto3:30 pm

Saturday December 8th, 2012 at RMI
1:30pm-3:30pm ~ $40.00

In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation.


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Based On The Original Howard Roberts Seminar

September 29, 2012
10:00 amto5:00 pm
September 30, 2012
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Two Day Seminar

(September 29th & 30th, 2012)

Location: Roberts Music Institute

Level: Minimum of two years playing experience

Cost: $350


-Revolutionary Learning Techniques

-Proven Curriculum

-Applies to All Styles

-Take Command of the Fingerboard


In 1970, legendary guitarist Howard Roberts (“H.R.”) … Read more

Free Gibson Guitar Clinic

April 19, 2012
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
April 21, 2012
4:30 pmto5:30 pm

Date: Thursday April 19th @ 6:30pm

& Saturday April 21st @ 4:30pm

Where: Only at Roberts Music Institute!

Cost: FREE to all RMI Students!



*Learn the ins and outs of Gibson Guitars





*Take a virtual tour through the … Read more

Robben Ford Guitar Clinic

April 30, 2011
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Saturday April 30th, 2011

10:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: $235

Robben Ford will present a master class on guitar and music theory for beginning and intermediate level musicians on Saturday, April 30, 2011. The class will focus on the basic building blocks of music theory, chord progressions, the use of voicings, listening and … Read more

Sheryl Bailey “Fretboard Organization” Clinic

November 10, 2010
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Sheryl Bailey Poster SmallThis clinic is designed to help you with your overall fingerboard knowledge, and geography.This will ultimately aid in developing flowing lines throughout your phrasing.

Sheryl Bailey is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and is recognized as one of the top jazz guitarists in the country!… Read more

Brian Beller Bass Guitar Clinic

October 30, 2010
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

Bryan Beller has maintained a frenetic, multi-faceted career as a bassist, composer, writer and clinician for nearly twenty years, earning a reputation as a uniquely talented yet supremely tasteful hired gun bassist for adventurous rock guitarists and singer/songwriters alike. He was Steve Vai’s choice on bass for the live CD/DVD Where The Read more

Tim Thompson “The Art of Rhythm Guitar” Clinic & Performance

September 2, 2010
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Rhythm Guitar Poster SmallThis clinic is a must for all guitarists interested in further developing rhythm concepts. Taking a drummer’s point of view, Tim will walk you step by step through the process of applying drum patterns to the guitar.

Tim Thompson is the International Fingerstyle Champion. He has recorded 8 albums including his latest, … Read more

Lee Oskar Harmonica Clinic

March 13, 2010
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

Launching the World’s first Lee Oskar Harmonica school right here at RMI!

Lee Oskar (formerly of the music group WAR) is a world renowned musician/composer, and Lee Oskar Harmonicas have become the industry standard for professional muscians worldwide. We will introduce his Lee Oskar Harmonica System and methods with endorsed harmonica instructor/player … Read more

Don Mock “Dominating The Dominant Chord” Clinic

October 4, 2009
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

The dominant 7th gives music movement, energy, and tension. This powerful clinic will expand your understanding of not only the familiar “V” dominant 7th, but all the secondary dominant 7ths in major and minor keys. Join Don Mock as he builds “master scales” for each dominant 7th, demonstrates the best voicings, and … Read more

Corey Christiansen “Essential Jazz Lines” Clinic

June 5, 2008
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Developing a strong jazz vocabulary is the first step to improvising like a pro. Corey Christiansen teaches you how to acquire an original voice by using lines and phrases played by the masters. You will see tremendous growth in your improvisational skills by attending this workshop. Bring your guitar!… Read more

Ben Lacy Guitar Clinic

March 13, 2008
7:00 pmto9:00 pm


Using a simple tune to illustrate the process, Ben Lacy will demonstrate his approach to creating a chord melody with the groove and feel in place. Additional techniques will include funk slapping and drumistic techniques applied to the guitar. Students will be encouraged to participate and … Read more

John Stowell “Discovering Chord Melody” Clinic

December 14, 2007
6:30 pmto10:00 pm

Using a simple standard to illustrate the process, John Stowell will demonstrate his approach to creating a chord melody. In addition to explanations of voicings and voice leading, John will play the same tune as a chord melody with two or three levels of difficulty.

Additional techniques will include open string voicings, … Read more

Tim Lerch “Reharmonization” Clinic

May 26, 2007
1:00 pmto3:30 pm

This 21/2 hour clinic will focus on techniques for re-harmonizing standard chord progressions. By taking simple songs and re-harmonizing them in progressively more advanced ways, Tim will show you how to increase your harmonic freedom and spice up your arrangements.

The clinic will feature loads of written examples with the kinds of … Read more