Roberts Community Music School
Roberts Community Music School
This is a place where you can realize your goals, reach your potential, and enjoy your musical journey.
To provide a full range of the finest possible instruction and musical opportunities to persons of all ages and abilities, to increase appreciation of music and to encourage a sense of joy in learning and performing.
We envision a society where all people have access to individualized musical study and exploration that fosters an environment of creativity and innovation of artistic endeavors.
"Music has always been an important part of my life. Growing up some of my fondest memories are attending music lessons with beloved teachers who shared my enthusiasm for the art. I am incredibly blessed to now be that model and guide for my own students. I love cultivating their desire to learn and passion for music. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to encourage others and watch them grow as musicians and people."
"I love to teach music because I love to see the "aha!" moments when something suddenly makes sense. I think there are more of those moments in music than other topics because music comes in so many layers where growth can happen at any skill level and any age. Seeing that growth, and seeing students come into their own as musicians is the most rewarding thing in the world."
"Music is the only form of communication that bypasses the mind and speaks to the heart.' These words that my father has often shared with me continue to encapsulate my love for music, as both teacher and performer. The power of music is heard all around us but is so evident in lessons - it stimulates the mind, promotes creativity and self-confidence, and strengthens us as individuals. When a student sings a note or phrase that is right on target - and they know it - their face lights up with joy and accomplishment before I can say even one word. Those priceless moments are why I love teaching music."
"Teaching music to infants and toddlers is pure joy! Starting children on their musical journey is my greatest passion. It is truly a blessing to be able to watch our littlest musicians experience familiar and unfamiliar sounds, explore movement and music making, and express their own musicianship each week!"
"Music has always been a powerful force in my life. I hope by teaching others how to play music that their own lives can be enriched the same way mine was. It has also been my privilege to watch students develop their own artistry and relationship with music over the years. I'm thankful for every one of them and for the opportunity to be part of their journey.”
What People Are Saying
“I have really enjoyed my lessons with Nicole. My church music director even commented on my improved sound. :) I am very happy with what I am learning in my lessons and Nicole is "stretching" me in what I am able to accomplish.”
“My six-year-old son started taking piano lessons with Leanne Zito in January and he is doing great. He is a very active boy and she is great at getting him to focus. I am very impressed with how far he has come and I have even noticed improvements in his academic reading and writing skills as well!”
– Anne Saleh
“Shannon is a very gifted piano teacher. She knows how to challenge me and also how to let me find my own way. Shannon is very affirming and encouraging during our lessons. Her knowledge base is vast. Shannon intuitively knows how to work with me where I am and then gently move me forward. You are fortunate to have her teaching in the Roberts Community Music School.”
"As a music educator myself, I find the RCMS program incredibly rewarding for my son and a great value for the high level of instruction he receives. I look forward to enrolling my daughter as well."
- Matthew Nordhausen
"Everyone at RCMS is so kind and helpful. The instructor I had was very qualified. Highly recommend RCMS."
- Denise Spite
"We are so pleased about how kind and accommodating the teacher was to my ASD son. Mike has told me that his lessons relax him-- something that is very important and rare for him."
- Karen Fenton
“Thank you so much for all the work you put into the intro to music ukulele class. It was a great experience for Grant and I hope that you can continue to offer home school classes in the future. The class was challenging for him but he always left encouraged and excited about what he had learned. You are a wonderful teacher and your students were excellent with the children as well. The practice sheets and videos were great tools and really helped me guide his practice at home. The performance at the end was such a nice way to celebrate all that was learned and we really enjoyed the experience.”
Parking is free and is available on the east and northwest sides of the Cox Hall. In case you are ever ticketed by Campus Security for parking without a permit, please contact Campus Security as instructed on the ticket and it will be canceled.