• Custom music lessons – Rob coaches big bands, jazz groups or individuals with custom lessons.
• Charts – Rob can provide and/or develop music charts/arrangements/concepts to both instrumentalists and vocalists.
• Rob has worked with many singers:
MARY MARGARET O’HARA, CATHERINE O HARA, MOREEN MERIDEN, JULIE MASSI, ANNE LINDSAY, MARY-ANN PRICE (DAN HICKS, THE KINKS), MAUREEN KENNEDY, KATE HAMMET-VAUGHN, TENA PALMER, DAVE WALL, MEGAN JEROME, MARTINE COURAGE, JULIE MICHELS, CHRISTINE DUNCAN, CHRIS FAGAN, ANNA WILLIAMS and GABY WARREN.
• tenor sax
• how to play JAZZ:
1/ THEORY 2/ COMPOSITION 3/ IMPROVISATION and 4/DEVELOPING A STYLE/VOICE
Rob has produced many CDs, and can offer guidance for:
Rob received a Masters of Music on Charles Ives (layers of rhythm and clouds of harmony) and has had lessons with Joe Lovano, Gil Evans, George Coleman, Dave Liebman, and attended the Banff school with Dave Holland et al.
Rob was a faculty member of the Carleton University Music Program for 12 years, Ottawa University for 3 years, where he taught ensemble performance, music theory and jazz history. He also taught jazz and world music intensives at Queen’s University. Rob coached The Galaxie Canadian Allstars from 2001 to 2004, a program for young Canadian jazzers (coast-to-coast) sponsored by the Ottawa Jazz Festival and the CBC.
Rob is a founding member of JazzWorks, a non-profit and charity established in 1994 and dedicated to providing educational opportunities such as its annual jazz camp and monthly jam sessions. Rob has been on the faculty of JazzWorks since 1994 and is currently involved in the Jazz Combo Mentorship program. Please see www.jazzworkscanada.com for more information.