Individualized lesson plans usually employ materials produced by major music publishers. Several excellent choices are available. Included are lesson books, theory workbooks, performance or solo books, technique builders, and seasonal theme books for Christmas and other holidays. Dr. Robinson will personally shop for materials and present them to the student and their parents for approval. Only materials that give the student the best potential for success will be selected.
Purchase of lesson materials is the responsibility of the person responsible for financial arrangements.
Dr. Chris Robinson
Chris Robinson is founder and president of the Foundation for Music and Healing, Inc., a nonprofit charitable corporation headquartered in South Bend, Indiana. The Foundation seeks to provide the benefits of music to those who never thought it possible. It operates an instructional music program which serves exceptional people with special needs.
Dr. Robinson enjoys a lifelong love of music and piano.
Dr. Robinson won a piano performance scholarship to the School of Music at the University of Idaho. He was a member of the Idaho all-state chorus and performed under the associate conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He was Pep Band director his senior year in high school and was voted most outstanding senior band and chorus member. Dr. Robinson won first prize in the music division of the annual talent show his junior year of high school by performing a piano transcription of Rhapsody in Blue by George Gerswhin. His senior year he performed the Piano Concerto No. 1 in g minor by Felix Mendelssohn with the concert band. Dr. Robinson worked his way through college by playing in a dance band for formal occasions. He was also on the collegiate staff of the National Summer Music Camp in Interlochen Michigan.
Dr. Robinson is a member of the American Music Therapy Association, National Association of Music Teachers, the Indiana Association of Music Teachers and the South Bend Area Association of Music Teachers. He was a delegate to the World Music Pedagogy Conference in 2002 and attended the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy in 2003 and 2009.
He delights in helping people enjoy music and the arts to the fullest.