Bob Barrett began playing guitar in high school more than 50 years ago. Over the years he has performed in folk, bluegrass and rock ‘n roll bands. For the past 30 years Bob has been very involved in the bluegrass scene in Southwest Florida. He is the past president of the Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association and founded the Acoustic Music Society of SW Florida.

Bob teaches banjo, guitar, dobro, and mandolin at Ace Drums music store in Port Charlotte, Florida. He is a regular at weekly Bluegrass jams at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda and at Heartland Bluegrass Association’s monthly Bluegrass Bash in Arcadia, Florida.

“Bob's easy manner and knowledge make lessons truly something to look forward to.”
“Bob is a master teacher and an incredible musician. The progress my 13-year old has made in such a short time is amazing.”
“Bob is a patient, thorough teacher. Playing with Bob, and under his leadership, is an inspiring experience.”
“Bob has been instructive and patient with me. With no musical background, I feel like I have accomplished a lot.”

Punta Gorda, FL

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