Robert Hale is the
Your Subtitle text


I believe you will enjoy studying music with me.


RULE #1: We have fun!

RULE #2: We move toward your goals.


There are some basic skills each player should acquire, but beyond that, let’s make your music experience more rewarding, more satisfying!


There are so many effective tools for music training! Here’s what I use:

  • EXPERIENCE the satisfaction of playing along with live acoustic guitar
  • ACHIEVE perfect soulful timing with digital drum kit
  • LEARN to hear the smooth blend texture of Just Intonation
  • Take-home rhythm tracks on CD or mp3
  • HEAR your live “recital” instantly from digital voice recorder
  • SEE your bluesy bend notes accurately with large analog display meter

Getting to know some Aspergers and special needs students has been particularly rewarding as well.


I work from my home in Mesa, Arizona, with easy access from the 60 freeway.

10 Reasons to Study with a Music Teacher

…what you can’t get from a book or CD



10.        Achieve rapid progress with commitment to a regular schedule

9.         Imitate what I play in call and response with rhythm tracks

8.         Play to drum machine and learn perfect timing

7.         Hear yourself instantly on the digital recorder

6.         CD’s can’t slow down to match your ability, but I do with guitar

5.         Develop ear training, follow progressions, and recognize intervals

4.         Take home selected rhythm tracks for practice

3.         How to use drills and skills within your own free-style playing

2.         Get ready for the JAM and prepare for the BAND

And the NUMBER ONE reason

1.          Your personal cheer-leader (I’m a lot more fun than a book/CD!)


Specifically for Harmonica:

a.       Solutions and remedies, particularly note bending

b.       Exposure to alternate tunings

c.       Learn about repair and fine-tuning

d.       Amplified bullet microphone experience



Website Builder