I aim to create an environment of trust with my students through positivity, consistency, and honest communication. I listen to their individual aspirations and help them develop realistic goals. We establish short- and long-term plans to set the students up for success. I encourage a searching attitude towards musical and violinistic development as, ultimately, we are aiming to help the student discover the best version of themselves.
Robert enjoys a wide range of activities as an educator. He is a violin instructor at the University of Alberta, gives masterclasses across Canada, and is a regular guest at the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and Orchestre de la Francophonie. He has also taught at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege, Acadia University, the Great Lakes International Summer Music Institute, National Arts Centre Young Artists Program, Scotia Festival, and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee.
Students from Robert’s studio have won major competitions and awards, and have been accepted for further studies at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School, New England Conservatory, the Glenn Gould School, and the Guildhall School in London.
Robert offers in-person and virtual violin lessons, and orchestral audition coaching.