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Meet Rob

Meet Rob

Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Father, Educator and Owner of Rob's School of Music

My Greatest Mistake:

Music has been around me my entire life. Growing up, my father was a drummer and performed at weddings and corporate gigs on the weekends. When I was five, my parents bought me my first guitar. It was a little Stratocaster knock off with a built in amp, made by a company called Terminator. After struggling with it for a year, I quit because it hurt my fingers. We tried a few different teachers, but no one was accustomed to teaching such a young child and they couldn’t get me excited about it. My dad was so disappointed I’d quit that he literally threw my guitar out the front door.

Round Two:

As I reached my teens, I started to get into music (mainly grunge music and Metallica at the time) and found myself becoming interested in playing guitar again. In school band, I tried drums, piano and clarinet, but I really wanted to be a guitarist. At age 13, I convinced my parents to buy me another Stratocaster knock off and a small amp (obviously with an overdrive channel). From that moment on, I never looked back.

When I first started teaching myself, I really struggled with technique. Once I found an amazing teacher from an ad at a local music store (ironically, it was a flyer I’d found at Alto Music), I was set. Still, to this day, I hate that I quit the first time around. If I’d only had a teacher when I was younger who could’ve worked with me, I probably would’ve stuck with it and been unstoppable by now!

Showtime:

At age 15, I started a band and began playing local shows. By 19, we’d put out a few CDs and performed some major gigs opening up for national acts. At 21, I went on my first tour playing gigs on the west coast. At 24, I graduated college with a BS is Music from Ramapo College of NJ and opened up a recording studio. By 26, I had picked up full endorsement deals from Dean Markley Strings, Dunop/MXR pedals and PRS GuitarsBy 30, I’d toured most of the USA, both fronting my own band and as a hired gun, and released and played on numerous albums.

The After Party:

Along the way, I began taking on students between tours and running music programs for summer camps. After the birth of my son, Jack, I decided to trade in the touring, original music game for the high-end cover band circuit. I currently perform gigs 3 to 5 nights a week with my band, heatedXchange, doing a mix of public and private shows. I also write and produce commercial music with partners in Sweden, as well as around the USA. When performing at weddings and corporate gigs, I perform all different genres and styles. I can pull from a list of over 300 songs ranging from funk, pop, rock, dance, country, standard and traditional hits. Now, at 34, I am eager to take all of these experiences and offer my knowledge to the next generation. Music is who I am and it is my greatest joy to teach it to others.

 

 

The staff and instructors at Rob’s School of Music are amazing. Everyone is so friendly and great. The instructors are super knowledgeable and very professional. My kids both take music lessons with Rob and Seth. We have been to other places but Rob’s School of Music is the best and our favorite. I recommend these guys to anyone that thinks they are or wants to become a musician

My son started taking guitar in the beginning of the school year. At first I was worried he would be too young. He is 7. It was the best experience for him. He’s gained so much confidence. And his fine motor skills have improved tremendously. His handwriting has gotten so much better since starting his lessons. His attention and ability to focus have also been noticeably better. I highly recommend checking it out!

Susan S.

I cannot say enough great things about Rob Spampinato's Jam Camp.  The small group environment was a nurturing one for these young musicians from middle school to high school, who put together an amazing performance of 3 songs after a short 2 week session!  I saw my son's rock talents blossom in front of my eyes.  They learned to trust themselves, each other, and create a group persona composed of their own budding talents.  Rob was instrumental in inspiring them, guiding them, and leading them with the musicality as well as the mutual support needed to thrive both individually and as a group.  Self expression is one of the greatest gifts we have through music, and Rob's School of Music made this dream a reality this Summer!  We look forward the next one!!!!

Judy L - Suffern NY / Parent

Musical Instruments

classes

Piano Lessons

From Classical Piano to Modern Pop/EDM Synth

Guitar Lessons

Acoustic or Electric Guitar

Voice Lessons

Traditional technique taught through the use of contemporary music

Drum Lessons

Buddy Rich to John Bonham

Violin Lessons

From the Symphony to Lindsey Stirling

DJ Lessons

Beat Matching to Scratching

Bass Lessons

Electric Bass or Stand Up

Brass and Woodwind Lessons

Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Saxophone, Clarinet, Piccolo, Flute, Etc.