Brian Robertson | Instructor Bio

  • Brian Robertson
    ˈbraɪən ˈrɑbərtsən
    He/Him
    Monday-Thursday, Saturday Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Drums, Piano, Voice, Rock Band Coaching

  • What is your teaching philosophy?

    I prefer a student-centered approach that is highly engaging and caters to the interests of the pupil, but is also rigorous and focused on developing literacy-based, comprehensive musicianship.


    How long have you been teaching music? At YMP?
    
I have been a public school music educator since 2000, and an instructor at Youth Music Project since 2014.


    What is your favorite thing about teaching music?
    
I get to work and play music with student musicians all day, everyday!
What do you expect of your students in classes/lessons?
I expect that students commit to putting forth their best effort, be persistent and patient with themselves and one another. Learning music and/or an instrument is hard work and it takes time. However, being a dedicated student does pay-off and is very satisfying in the end.


    About Brian

    Brian earned a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching (Music) and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music Instruction, both from Southern Oregon University. He also attended The Berklee College of Music, Hampshire College, Cornish College of the Arts and earned a Public School Administration credential through Portland State University.

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