LESSONS

Private lessons/question consultations can be scheduled here with the contact form below.
International lessons through Skype are available for students who prefer that option or are unable to take lessons in person. It is a great way to study weekly and all lessons include pdf files. Reserve your spot below.
Concerts, Master-Classes and Workshops are available for schools or any self hosted performance and educational environments. Please use the contact form below for more information.


All lessons cover a wide scope of musical topics and are specific to the areas you want to improve.
  • Fingerboard Template Course. a very effective and fast approach to learning the notes, scales and key centers on the guitar.
  • Creative Improvisational Concepts
  • Harmonic Vocabulary and Concepts
  • Technique
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Arranging
  • Sight-Reading
  • Developing a Personal Sound
  • Discussions on equipment and your sound

CONTACT

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Guitarist and award winning composer,  Jim Robitaille’s performances include: The BET Jazz Channel, The Time Warner Music Choice Jazz Channel, PBS Television, The Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian Institute's Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C, The Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock, N.Y, The Knitting Factory and Smoke in New York. and internationally tours.

Jim has performed and or recorded and shared the bill with Dave Liebman, Karl Berger,  Bob Moses, Gerry Gibbs, Santi Debriano, Julian Lage, Esperanza Spalding, Oscar Stagnaro, Kate McGarry, Joe Beck, the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, and has appeared on over 20 recordings as a leader and sideman.
 
Awards include
  • The 9th Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition sponsored by BMI,
  • The 2002 Great American Song Contest
  • The U.S.A Songwriting Competition
  •  The Julius Hemphill Jazz Composers Alliance Competition. 
Jim has over 30 years of experience as an international clinician, teaching workshops, classes, clinics, and master-classes in Quebec Canada, St John U.S.V.I, Westfield State College, Berklee College of Music, Brandeis University, Holyoke Community College, The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Cape Cod Community College, Connecticut College, Western New England College, Bristol Community College, Falmouth Academy, and Tabor Academy
He is an applied jazz guitar lecturer, ensemble director and founder and director of the Performance Jam Session Series on the Jazz Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

Reserve Your Spot
One Hour Private Skype Lesson

One Hour Private Skype Lesson

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You will be contacted by email to arrange the time slot for your Skype lesson.