Bob Kinney - Music Director
Instructor: Guitar | Bass | Ukulele
Living in Northern California making Rio Vista on the Delta his home for the past 7 years, Bob’s patience and easy approach to making kids and pros alike at ease while learning or just getting out of the rut with fresh ideas…35 years experience teaching….always with a smile….Bob is now accepting students, teaching Guitar, Bass, Ukulele…beginners to pros…
Bob Kinney launched out of high school, from a concert goer, absorbing every influence he could see and as often, to auditioning for his first successful band, Rockola, at age 17, who was recording with A&M records out of Wally Heiders Studios in San Francisco and so it begins.
The road, the countless sessions as a studio musician doing commercials for radio, recording acts, and as a signed singer songwriter with Lucent Productions working out of Wally Heiders, The Music Annex, The Record Plant, and Fantasy Studios, Bob’s unique style, that draws from Rock, Funk, Blues and Americana influences, earned him many lead guitar positions for some of the most popular touring acts.
During the years on and off the road Bob’s passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge and experience has always been a driving force in his career, always finding ways to make his students feel comfortable and to have fun with music no matter what level.
Rob's love of guitar began at age 10 when he first picked up a guitar. He has many years of professional experience with various Bay Area Bands. He plays an extensive variety of musical genres. Rob is a versatile guitarist with rock, blues, and country roots. He has developed simple exercises and techniques to improve learning the guitar.
His passion and dedication to the art of music and guitar is apparent in his playing. Currently he is the guitarist of the Rio Vista River Ratz Band and plays at several local venues and community events.
Instructor: Piano | Sax | Flute | Clarinet
Dean has been a professional musician for 40yrs. Started on sax and soon moved on to piano, flute and clarinet. A Monte Vista High grad and performance major on sax from East Bay state college
Dean has a long resume of people and recordings he's played on. La Toya Jackson at the Sands in Vegas, Rodney Franklin, Joe Savage to name a few, Dean continues to perform locally at wineries and clubs and events and has been teaching children at Geddes music in Brentwood for the last 15 years. The Dean Everett Blues band performs at MANNHEIM in Brentwood once a month.