Teaching Artist Statement
As a teacher, I tailor my lessons according to each student’s ability and interests, helping them to reach their potential in a fun and relaxed learning environment. Through a process of exploration and discovery of their instrument, I stimulate my students’ natural curiosity about the guitar so that they see all challenges as opportunities for learning. The more comfortable they feel with their instrument, the more likely they are to enjoy the practicing that will make them proficient on the guitar, or even a master!
Robert Bekkers has been performing and teaching classical guitar since the late 1990’s. He earned his teacher’s certificate and performer’s certificate at the “Conservatorium van Maastricht” (Netherlands) and came to Boston, to study with Eliot Fisk at New England Conservatory. Robert has also participated in many masterclasses given by internationally-renowned artists such as Pepe Romero, David Russell, Abel Carlevaro and Alexander Frauchi. Robert joined the South Shore Conservatory faculty in 2011.
Robert Bekkers has been performing and teaching classical guitar since the late 1990’s. He performs regularly as a soloist and in collaboration with piano, violin, flute or voice in programs ranging from classical opera arias to contemporary compositions dedicated to his piano guitar duo. He joined the South Shore Conservatory faculty in 2011.