bandRob offers a custom teaching approach which ensures you will be playing the style of music you love in a very short time.  His ability to tailor your course is what sets Rob apart from the run of the mill guitar teacher around the corner and with his wealth of  playing experience will guarantee you will find enjoyment in your guitar playing within just a few lessons.

Guitar lessons are available at $40.00 per half hour and $70.00 per full hour.


My son Josh has been a student of Rob’s for three years since he was eight years old. In that time, I have seen Josh grow as a budding musician and gain personal confidence through his music. Rob displays great enthusiasm in his chosen vocation and Josh describes Rob as encouraging and gentle. 
— Warren McDonald (Josh’s Dad)

Rob has taught my son Will (11 years) guitar for the past year. Rob is a wonderful teacher who makes lessons very enjoyable and fun. He gives lots of positive reinforcement and encouragement. His calm, patient manner is an asset.  Most importantly, he makes the student feel comfortable and relaxed. In fact, now my 80 year old father has taken up lessons with him and is thoroughly enjoying himself ! I would highly recommend Rob as a Guitar teacher to anyone thinking about learning this instrument.
— Will’s Father

After starting with Newport Guitar School I found myself playing and jamming along with my favourite blues songs in no time at all!  I was surprised at just how easy Rob made learning the guitar which I always thought was out of my reach.  I have found a new favourite hobby in my guitar and can thank Rob for making this journey so simple yet informative.  I know so much more about music theory and I haven’t spent time reading volumes of books – Rob has an uncanny ability to humbly share his music knowledge with all of his students.
— Michael Walmsley

My experience with Rob as my guitar teacher has been incredibly eye-opening to music as well as being life changing. I have learned so much thanks to Rob’s extensive knowledge, attitude, humour, enthusiasm, and above all, PATIENCE ! I have been privileged to have met so many other wonderful and talented students through Rob during lessons, which promotes learning in a relaxed, and friendly environment. I feel very lucky to have found such a gifted musician and highly skilled teacher. Rob, THANK YOU. I would not have gotten this far without you !
— Patricia Saliba