What’s New @ RMI

Recording Studio Sessions

RMI’s Recording Studio Sessions is a 10 course series designed to immerse students in the recording studio setting. The ultimate goal of each session is to bring in the student bands carefully and thoughtfully prepared for the recording of one of their best tracks. The band decides which tunes they want to play, and the teacher/engineer helps them achieve their … Read more

Bluegrass Class

A class for you mandolin, guitar and fiddle players who can play a few basic bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes, but want to take your playing to the next level.

At bluegrass jams, if you often pass when it’s your turn to take a “break”, then this class will give you the tools and confidence to jump in and be … Read more

Paul Hanson Clinic

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This Clinic is being rescheduled to a later date…please check back soon!

Play Better Lead!

 

Essential Classic Phrasing and Expression for Rock, Metal and Blues Lead Guitar!

A three hour super workshop with Paul Hanson on simple but essential licks and phrases you need to sound like an authentic soloist. You will be a … Read more

Performance Clinic

Clinics available privately or as a whole band (Scheduled according to teacher availability)

Work with your group in a club environment!

Never feel unprepared again!

Learn about:

  • Load-in & Setup Procedure
  • Stage Plot
  • Tones, Pedals, Stage Volume
  • Mic Usage/Technique
  • Communication w/ Sound Engineers
  • Stage Etiquette
  • Audience Interaction
  • Showmanship
  • Tips on how to deal with being nervous, equipment failure and the
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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 through 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

Howard Roberts Project

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The Howard Roberts Project
“THE ORIGINALS”
Tribute to a Legend
Preserving the Howard Roberts Legacy
One of the most Influential Musicians and Educators of the 20th Century

 

Where Do I make a Contribution now that the Indiegogo campaign has closed?

You can donate directly at Roberts Music Institute, with a check, paypal (click on button below), or credit card over … Read more

Success Stories

Jim Allchin
Former Vice President of Microsoft, Jim studied with Jay Roberts privately. Already being a fine Blues player, he expanded his horizons with Rock-Fusion and Jazz. Now retired from Microsoft, he had found even more time to dedicate to music and just released his first album. Getting reviews and praise from the likes of Eric Clapton and Eric Johnson, … Read more

Jazz Navigation

This 10 week course is designed to layout a roadmap to Jazz. Great for players that already have a handle on other styles (Rock, Blues, etc.) but want to develop a Jazz vocabulary. Here you will learn the inner-workings of chords and scales as well as the language of Jazz improvisation.

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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

Rhythm Techniques

Applied Rhythm Concepts

This will dramatically improve both your rhythm playing as well as your soloing and improvising.

Applied to Swing, Funk, Latin and Rock feels including shuffles and straight eighths.

 

 

You will learn to:

  • Break down specific rhythms within your favorite styles
  • Create your own rhythm patterns
  • “Feel” the beat, subdividing time
  • Understand groove, time signatures and
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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

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.

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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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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

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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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

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

    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.… Read more

    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.… Read more

    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

    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

    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

    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.… Read more

    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

    HR Project Contributors

    Thank you very much for all of your support!

    Executive Sponsors

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

    Contributors

    Alex Sadowsky
    Beth Marlis
    Bob Schaefer
    Bob Simmons
    Brett Brewer
    Brian McCully
    Bruce Hanson
    Carrie Tibbetts
    Charlie Hafenbrack
    Chris O’Hara… 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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    HR Project: Perks Page

    This is a list of rewards you will receive per amount of contribution:

     

    $5 - The Brady Bunch

    With this contribution you will receive your very own digital download of the title track from SunnySide Out, as well as this cherished title: Friend of Howard Roberts

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

     

    $25 - How the West was Won

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    Thank you for your purchase!

    Your name and quantity of guests will be added to our guest list. Please check in at the front when you arrive at the show. Thanks again and we’ll see you on Sunday, September 8th!… Read more

    Thank you for your purchase!

    Thank you so much for your contribution towards the Howard Roberts Project. It would not be possible without your support! Your payment has been received and your tickets will be sent to the email address you have provided (please allow a few days). We are looking very forward to seeing you in April. Thanks again!… Read more

    Thank You!

    Thank you for your donation to the Howard Roberts Project. This support is essential for the production success of the project. We will enter your info for your perks and will contact you directly.

    Cheers,

    Jay… Read more