Robert Fisher is an experienced pianist, accompanist and music educator. His primary musical studies include an emphasis on Piano, Voice and Brass (French Horn). Spending his childhood overseas as a "military brat" in South Korea and England, Robert studied under numerous international piano instructors abroad. He expanded his musical studies to include Voice and French Horn during his secondary school years, joining local school band, choir and orchestra ensembles.
Upon returning to the United States to pursue a degree in Music Education, Robert continued his music studies trifecta by joining a number of college music ensembles including: Chamber Orchestra (Horn), Wind Ensemble (Horn), Jazz Band (Piano), Choir, and Chamber Singers. As a member of the Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Singers, Robert performed on tour regionally (Midwest) and spent nearly a month traveling and performing in towns throughout Tuscany and central Italy as part of a "Music In Italy" tour. Upon returning and completing his Music Education degree (certified in both Instrumental and Choral education), Robert moved to Northern Virginia to begin his teaching career.
Robert has provided private music lessons for over 20 years while also serving as a state/ACSI certified classroom music educator for over 10 years, conducting middle and high school choir and concert band programs while also directing elementary general music classes.
During his tenure as a classroom music educator, Robert launched and expanded successful music programs in Loudoun County as the Music Department Chair at several area private schools. He was part of a team of teachers and parents who joined forces to charter and launch a now fully-accredited, non-profit K-8 startup private school in Loudoun County, expanding its music offerings to include band and choir programs.
Robert knows what it takes to turn a passion for music into thriving success stories for his students, inspiring them to find their voice and sound in music. Whether it be through auditoriums bustling with families and friends of student performers or having some his music students pursue collegiate musical studies, Robert believes that everyone can find their niche in music - there is something for everyone whether you play, sing or simply listen. He ultimately believes that everyone can and should experience the expressive power of music, make it their own and share it with others!
B.M. - Music Education,
cum laude, Cornell College
of the Royal Schools of Music
(ABRSM), Piano -
Piano, Voice (Bass), French Horn (Brass)
10+ yrs certified classroom
Concert Band, Choir,
General Music Teacher
20+ yrs Private Lessons Teacher (England, USA)
Music Director for community theatre, musicals and collegiate operettas
20+ yrs Pianist, Accompanist, Keyboardist for weddings, memorials, galas, events
NAfME - National Association for Music Education