This may sound shocking, but the actual goal of a teacher is NOT to impart knowledge. Especially in this digital world, information can be "imparted" through any number of methods, and for that simple task, a true hands-on teacher is really not necessary... What makes the difference between the person who simply disseminates information and the person who truly TEACHES is that a true teacher does not merely offer information. Rather, the teacher is the catalyst who awakens in each student that student's own passion for the subject and then, with patience and attention to that student's unique learning style, channels that passion into skill. The goal of any teacher, through their own mastery of the subject matter and their deep commitment to awakening the passion of their students, is to be a font of sustained inspiration, not mere information.
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Shirley B 5 years agoI have been studying guitar with Rob for the past 4 years. I have stuck with it because Rob is a fabulous teacher and artist. My skill level has progressed continually, along with my enjoyment of the experience. His focus on technique, rather than just learning "the song of the week" has really paid off in my versatility with the guitar. He offers a broad spectrum of musical styles - classical, pop, folk, jazz, contemporary, etc - and has a knack for connecting and relating to students of all ages and musical interests. I highly recommend him.