I first met Rob 25+ years ago when he was recommended by friends for bass lessons. Many years later, my teenage son was showing interest in guitar so I obviously contacted Rob about giving him lessons. I have been going to Rob again for about the past year to broaden my theory knowledge and improve my technique. Rob is a fantastic instructor with vast knowledge of music theory, different playing styles and he has an easy to grasp way of explaining them.
Rob is extremely knowledgeable in music theory and can quickly cater each lesson to your playing ability. I had been playing guitar on and off for years and never progressed beyond rhythm guitar and entertaining folks around the campfire. I found Rob’s lessons engaging and loaded with those “ah-ha!” moments that get you playing up and down the fretboard quickly. From beginners to long time players who want more out of playing the guitar, I highly recommend Rob Otis to get you to that next level.
I was a student of Rob’s for years. He taught me technique and theory, things I’ll use for the the rest of my life. Rob is the guy to see for guitar lessons in Augusta county. From beginner to professional, young or old. Rob has a wealth of knowledge and great approach. Expert musicianship in many genres of music.
I’ve been playing music for almost 30 years and have been playing (saxophone) in local bands for about 10 years. For a good portion of that time I have owned and “played” guitars. I never really took the time to learn much theory or standard practices, so I have been mostly limited to playing open chords and playing (poorly) by ear, never making any real progress. I took it upon myself earlier this year to learn more about the guitar and become more proficient with my playing, so I contacted Rob after looking around for some private lessons. I have been extremely pleased with my time spent with Rob. He continues to find new ways to challenge me and rethink the way the instrument works. I can say without a doubt my understanding and my playing has accelerated faster than ever since working with him and he keeps it engaging and interesting all while catering to my skill level. Rob has a wealth of knowledge and truly enjoys passing it on to his students and I would recommend anyone at any skill level to consider working with him.
Rob Otis is an excellent guitar teacher. He can play any style and pretty much any song you can possibly think of. I feel very lucky to take lessons from a true musician like Rob.
I’m a 61 year old man trying to relearn guitar since putting it down in my early 20’s. Rob is great at identifying and correcting my technique issues, teaching me theory as well as helping me learn songs and parts to play for a small church band I’m in. I’ve been very impressed and am convinced he could help anyone of any age or level of ability.
Rob is one of tje best teachers out there. Besides his great ability and knowledge of guitars he has to one of theist nicest and definitely one of the most patient person I know.
Rob Otis is an amazing guitar player and teacher! He meets you where you are at and continues to balance complimenting while challenging you during the lessons. I started playing later in life and Rob helped me make some progress early on so I was inspired to continue. I would recommend Rob to anyone who is considering beginning guitar or someone who is more accomplished. You will not be disappointed! Jeff W
Rob is the best guitar teacher I’ve ever had - he’s effortlessly knowledgeable, to the point where you’re guaranteed to learn something just by being around the guy. I recommend him most for learners who have the basics down, but are looking to expand upon their guitar skills base - particularly if you’re not sure where to start. Are you looking to refine or learn new skills and techniques? Rob’s your guy. Study music theory? Rob’s your guy. Walk through one of your favorite songs you’ve never managed to figure out? You’ve guessed it.
I’ve personally found him an invaluable help in my own musical journey, discovering new genres and styles of playing I never would’ve considered without his guidance. Rob also gave me much appreciated advice on gear and tech - really, the guy knows everything about guitars. His passion for teaching is obvious and he has a talent for clearly explaining complicated licks or points of theory. I can’t recommend him enough!
Truly a teacher. Customizes your lessons to your music interests. Very patient and a great musician to learn from. Highly recommend.
Rob is a wonderful teacher! He knows many many styles, and teaches the way each individual learns best. Whether it be your favorite songs, music theory, reading shaped notes, or scales. Rob Otis can teach whatever you may want to learn.
He has tons of experience as well.
Rob is super awesome he opens up doors in my brain and i dig each lesson and walk away stronger than before coming.