I am Robert 'Skinny Bob' Barney. I teach several styles. Focus on technique, scales, chords, rhythm, and lead. Minor in classical guitar and use that for basis. Approach according to student's particular interest. To hear me: (concealed information)
I have played professionally 40 yrs. First recording w/Merkin 1972, in L.A. I taught at Progressive Music in Utah 2 yrs. 20-30 students over the yrs. privately. One student played with me on album 'Stormhaven' 1992 in L.A.
Concerning rates: If the student needs to cancel and does so a week previous, I will reschedule. 48 hrs. ahead 1/2 price, 24 hrs. $10 off, no show, no discount. I prefer not to travel to the students home, but under very special circumstances & within a reasonable distance, say (10 mi.) I would take it under consideration.
Albums: 'Merkin': Music From Merkin Manor 1972. L.A. 'Face First', 1987, Utah Stormhaven 1993, L.A. Merkin: Havin' Fun' 1999, Utah. Performing experience since 1970. Bands toured w/'Merkin'-1971-74, UT. & CO., 'Gyro'-1975-76, UT. & CO., 'Stormhaven'-1982-84-UT., CO., NV., MT., WY. 'Hi Risk'-1984-86,UT., ID., NV., MT., ND., WY., B.C. 'Face First'-1987-89, UT., CO., OR., WA. 'Good Gravy' 1990-93, UT., ID., CO., ID., WY., 'Stormhaven'-1993-95, UT., WY. 'Skinny Bob &Blue Dawgs' 2005-6 UT., WY., 'Blue Dawgs' & 'Hearts of Steele'-2015-17, UT., ID.
During 2004-2013 I achieved MA in English at WSU in Ogden, Utah w/minors in music/classical guitar & Comm.
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