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      Rob Dove
      Rob
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Westerville, OH
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Clarinet, Music Theory, Saxophone
      Education: BM, Jazz Studies- University of North Carolina -Greensboro
      Performance Experience: Professional performing artist since 2005. Jazz Arts Group Academy on Tour - Artistic Director - 2021-present. Robert Dove Quartet, 2013- present. George Delancey Sextet, 2021- present. For more info, discography, performance dates, education, and content, see robdovejazz.com .
      Teaching Experience: Private Instructor, 2010- 2016, 2018-2020, 2022-present. Director of Jazz Studies, San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, San Diego California, 2019-2020. Jazz Arts Group Jazz Academy on Tour- Artistic Director and curriculum specialist, 2021- present.
      Teaching Philosophy: Music should always be fun! We're all on the same journey, just a matter of how far along the path each of us are. Assisting students along their path and watching them grow into their own sound is one of the greatest moments of any instructor. I tell all of my students "I am not here to make you sound like me, I am here to let you discover what makes you sound like YOU!"

      Get to know Rob

      Born in Columbus, Ohio, Robert Dove is “As a soloist, he’s in a word, formidable.” Robert Bush proclaims, a freelance jazz writer of the San Diego Reader, NBC San Diego, and All About Jazz.


      Dove earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from UNC-Greensboro’s Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program under the direction of Chad Eby.  Upon finishing his degree, Robert moved to San Diego in 2013, where he began his professional career. Upon moving back to Central Ohio, Dove still works and collaborates Nationally. In addition to this, his teaching method is on from real world experience, but at an approachable level; from a student who is just starting their musical journey, to a seasoned player trying to find the absolute best version of themselves.


      Dove has had the opportunity to perform at a multitude of venues and events spanning the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has performed and recorded alongside John Ellis, Marcus Roberts, Lee Konitz, Wessel “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Jason Marsalis, Donny McCaslin, Peter Bernstein, Jim Rupp, Bobby Floyd, Byron Stripling, Gene Walker, and other prominent musicians. He is well versed in all aspects of music and theory, and uses this facility to arrange, compose, perform, and educate with multiple groups throughout Southern California.


      Robert currently leads his own group, the Robert Dove Quartet, featuring his debut album “Paradigm Shift” featuring Gilbert Castellanos and Marshall Hawkins, which highlights the influences of jazz royalty, but with a more modern approach.   In addition to this, Robert performs nationally as a sideman Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra as well as performs as a sideman with many other groups including The Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra, Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms, the George Delancey Sextet, and many more.

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      43 N State St
      Westerville, OH 43081
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