I became a guitar student of Rob Thompson?s, at first, because my daughter was a student of his. I enjoyed listening to Rob teach my daughter Leah so much that I decided to take lessons too. I?d played a bit of guitar in my teens and I?ve had a life long love affair with Pop music but I?m well into my 40?s now and the idea of picking up the guitar again was intimidating. Rob made the process of starting lessons easy and a lot of fun and now our Saturday afternoon routine is well-established where Leah and I take lessons in our home with Rob.

I think that Rob is the consummate teacher ? patient, encouraging and direct. Rob has the uncanny knack of knowing exactly what each student needs. This is a skill that only the very best teachers possess. Knowing when to push a student to fulfill their potential and knowing when to hold back and ?have fun? when a student is feeling frustrated by a particular piece of music or skill development exercise.

Whether you?re picking up the guitar with the intention of becoming a future guitar ?god? or whether you just plan to play for your own pleasure ? Rob is the perfect teacher.

Kevin Hanvey


Lessons work best when they are fun!

Here are what some of my current and past students have to say about taking lessons with me...

New guitarists:

"Rob taught me guitar for the last two years and he was very helpful and taught me lots of cool things.  He made things fun so I really enjoyed my experience with guitar." Braedan Fitzpatrick

Aspiring musicians:

"Thank you for encouraging Sable and opening her to a new musical world.  Your love for music shows in the excitement and confidence that you build with Sable, and sure enough your other lucky students do feel the same way..." Jo-Anne Strub


"I really wanted my son to find a love of music.  Over the years we tried piano with different teachers.  It wasn't until Rob Thompson came into our life that our son showed excitement and interest in music.  Rob is, without a doubt, the best guitar teacher you will find.  He made the lessons exciting and fun.  Our son always looked forward to seeing him and learning to play really great songs that he loved on the guitar." Janie Fitzpatrick

Experienced players:

"Every few years I take 4 or 5 lessons to open up my sound... this year
I chose Rob for an instructor. I could not be more pleased with the
results. In 4 lessons he has FINALLY made my guitar look like a guitar
to me, instead of a transposed version of my piano. Rob imparts
knowledge in a simple to understand, mathematical way, and sits with
you in places of confusion until he is sure you comprehend the lesson
before moving on. Fast paced and logical, Rob has given me a greater
understanding of the relationship between my fretboard and my fingers".
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We really appreciate everything you've done this year,... We'll do lessons in sept.

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