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Robert W. Ad.-

Robert W. Ad.-

TRMC Certified
Student Favorite
Silver Spring MD

Guitar Lessons, Bass Guitar Lessons, Vocal Lessons, Song Writing Lessons

Studio - Webcam

40 Years

About Me

Acoustic and Electric Guitarist, Robert “AX”, is possibly the best kept musical secret in the Washington Metropolitan area and is celebrating “40 Years of Loving ALL through music”. As the son of the Chief Master Sergeant responsible for Maintaining Air Force One, his passion for excellence, specifically in music, was forged early. Robert has been a Michael Jackson Cover Singer and Impersonator since the age of 8, and while in High School in the Philippines was considered the most popular impersonator of the time. “AX” transitioned to Berklee College of Music, becoming a classically educated guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer, often compared to the greats of pop, rock, and R&B.

He was a founding member of award winning contemporary gospel group Gideon Band and has played with or opened for such music legends as Mavis Staples, Sister Sledge, Lalah Hathaway, Jody Watley and Pieces of a Dream, among others.

Robert W. Ad.- has over 40 years of music experience in the Silver Spring area.

Robert W. Ad.- is proficient in and teaches Guitar Lessons, Bass Guitar Lessons, Vocal Lessons, Song Writing Lessons .

What to expect in my Guitar Lessons

Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

An amazing lesson that's heartfelt, moving, and of course FUN! Students will love what they learn! we move at your pace, and you will always leave with a feeling that you are REALLY GOOD at this!

Formal Education:

Berklee College of Music for Guitar/Performance/Professional Music.

Private Education:

Musically mentored for 40 years.

Performing Experience:

40 years of performance in vocal, dance and guitar instrumentation

Experience Teaching:

2-Private Training 2007 to 2011-Paul Green School of Rock  2011 to Current-Private Training

Age Group Taught:
  • Young Adult Adult Under 6yrs Child
Genres Taught:
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Country
  • Acoustic
  • Christian
  • R&B
  • Gospel
Lessons Locations:
  • Teacher 's Studio
  • Webcam
Day Start Time End Time
  • Mon 7:00pm 9:00pm
  • Tue 7:30pm 9:00pm
  • Wed 7:00pm 9:00pm
  • Thu off off
  • Fri 2:00pm 9:00pm
  • Sat 4:00pm 9:00pm
  • Sun off off
Robert W. Ad.- is willing to travel up to a distance of 10 Miles to teach a lesson in your home.
Points of Interest in Lower Manhattan
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Review from Peter C.

Excellent session - my son worked on both voice and guitar with Robert. As always, he is patient but pushes just hard enough. wrote on Wed, 24 Feb 2016

    The Best Teacher in the Washington, DC Area

    I enjoy working with Robert and supporting his music. He is a joy to learn from an watch at performances. It's Always empowering. Robert wrote on Wed, 27 Jul 2016

      Review from R. Ramirez

      Locating great instructors for younger musicians is never an easy task. Finding Robert has been a great blessing. He is a great instructor who has an extensive amount of knowledge about music and how to teach young students. Our son plays electric guitar and enjoys working with Robert. Robert is very passionate about music but patient with our son – a combination that works well for students determining whether music is for them. Rafael Ramirez wrote on Wed, 27 Jul 2016

        Worth the Investment-Vocal Lessons

        Robert is a great instructor. He is very knowledgeable yet laid back, and you can tell without a doubt music is his passion. I am pleased with my growth as a vocalist and would definitely recommend him! Amber Trasher wrote on Thu, 28 Jul 2016

          Excited for my next lesson!

          I booked just one session just to see how it goes and to decide if I want to keep doing it. I absolutely loved it. He is a great instructor and he walked me through the basics and we practiced some techniques... I am definitely continuing with him, twice a week. wrote on Mon, 07 Nov 2016

            Patient teacher

            The instructor's patience is awesome. I am very pleased to have a very professional voice instructor Rowena T. wrote on Wed, 09 Nov 2016

              Awesome instructor!

              My instructor is just awesome! I have learned a lot on our first meeting. I look forward to our succeeding meetings. Rowena T. wrote on Wed, 09 Nov 2016

                Very Friendly And Explains Great

                Robert is great at explaining things you don't understand for both guitar and singing and has a great ear for helping you stay on task. Very motivating and has really good energy. Nic wrote on Thu, 28 Sep 2017

                  A great start

                  I've only had one lesson but Robert has made very excited about wanting to improve my singing voice and can't wait for lesson 2. Deborah Jones wrote on Mon, 26 Mar 2018

                    Robert is great!

                    Makes you feel very comfortable and excited about singing. I’ve only had one lesson and I can already tell I made the right choice with my teacher. Cannot wait for my next lesson! Victoria M wrote on Tue, 03 Apr 2018

                      Great teacher very knowledgeable

                      He has a plethora of knowledge about guitar and vocals. Robert uses Seth Riggs speech level training as the foundation of his vocal lessons and can really help refine the tone of your upper register!!!! Timothy Riley wrote on Wed, 04 Apr 2018

                        Awesome First Lesson

                        My first lesson with Robert as excellent. we hoped right into the session with no problems and he seems very eager to help me meet my expectations and goals music wise. I look forward to working with him more often. Andrea Miller wrote on Sat, 19 May 2018

                          Awesome First Lesson

                          My first lesson with Robert as excellent. we hoped right into the session with no problems and he seems very eager to help me meet my expectations and goals music wise. I look forward to working with him more often. Andrea Miller wrote on Sat, 19 May 2018

                            Vocal lessons with Robert

                            I came to Robert with no knowledge of how to sing well and project my voice in different ways. With the help of Robert I have the confidence to sing with no fear of how I sound. He was a tremendous help and can't thank him enough for all the hard work he has put into me learning to sing. He is great and kind man and will work with you to help make your dreams come true. I recommend anyone who wants to take up singing lessons to take them with Robert. Once again, can't thank him enough for all the effort he put in for me and I continue to look forward to every lesson I have with him. Michael Shock wrote on Tue, 29 May 2018

                              Extremely knowledgeable

                              Easy to schedule. Instructor is extremely knowledgeable and great teacher. Melissa Jackson wrote on Wed, 13 Nov 2019

                                Patient and thorough

                                Mr. is affordable and good at what he does. He is knowledgeable and able to reach the student. I would recommend booking his lessons. Bridget McClerking wrote on Sat, 19 Sep 2020

                                  A Music Teacher!

                                  My daughter takes guitar instruction from him and its the only class out of ballet, flute, and piano that she has shown any interest un continuing. It has as much to do with him as a teacher as the instrument. I really think its because he can give you the cultre and history behind the instrument, provide you with songs and stories to support the lesson and pin point the problems you are having and ways to fix it outside of "practice". I enjoy sitting in as much as she enjoys taking the class. A Hayes wrote on Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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