About LR

Lyle Robinson

Lyle Robinson

I’ve been playing guitar since the age of 14…so for 36 years I’ve pretty much had a guitar in my hand every single day. I started off listening to the hard rock and heavy metal sounds of the 70′s and around 1979 I got into Jazz Fusion music thanks to the Al Dimeola album Elegant Gypsy. Needless to say I haven’t been the same since…:)

Then from 1982 until 1990, I became a total jazz snob and sold all my rock records. I immersed myself in the Jazz Guitar world and marveled at how there were so many great players, for the most part, following a strong tradition brought on by the likes of Tal Farlow, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Barney Kessel, Charlie Christian, Joe Pass, Jimmy Raney, Larry Coryell and a host of other serious, serious players.

Once 1990 hit and I turned 30, for some reason I had a strong craving to listen to Led Zeppelin’s first album so I went to a second hand record store and picked it up. All of a sudden I was that 14 year old kid again discovering great guitar playing for the first time (actually, second time in this case). I ended up buying all my rock records back and found a new love for guitar players like Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Jimmy Page, Robin Trower, Jimi Hendrix, Kim Mitchell, Alex Lifeson, Frank Marino, Pat Travers, Peter Frampton, Steve Stevens, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Perry and others. It was a marvelous rebirth and I basked in it as much as possible.

The late 1980′s and 1990′s also brought to my attention, Joe Satriani, Scott Henderson, Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt, Yngvie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert and that whole Racer X scene. It was really awesome to hear guys taking the rock tradition and reshaping it for more modern players ears. A great time to be a musician…:)

During the early 90′s and until 2001, I attended University getting a BA and an MA in Sociology. During that time my guitar playing and performing took a back seat to my academic pursuits and it wasn’t until 2003 that I decided to get back into music as a full time career.

Since then I’ve been playing, practicing and teaching and having the best time of my life. Like every occupation, there are moments when I wonder if I made the right choice, but thankfully those moments are few and far between.

So at this present time I make a living teaching and playing and I couldn’t be happier…:)

If you would like to know more about me, feel free to send me off an email or comment in the box below and I’ll get back to you. The same if you have any guitar oriented questions you would like answered. If I can answer them I will…if not…I’ll let you know that I can’t.

Thanks for reading and best of luck in your own guitar adventure!


12 Comments so far ↓

  1. Stacey says:

    the only thing I enjoy more than watching you play, is listening to the magic that you create. you are truly a gifted musician.

    • admin says:

      Thank you Stacey for the wonderful words. They are truly appreciated, as are you! Take care and all the best.


  2. Greg Viger says:

    Excellent Lyle…best of luck…your the King!

  3. LR'd says:

    LR is amazing he is my favorite guitar teacher that i am learning with right now!! He is my guitar teacher and i learn tons with him. He is very patient with his teaching. And does a great job…:) Thanks LR!!!!!

    • admin says:

      Thanks Stevie…you are an awesome student and have really progressed tons since we first began last year…:) Keep on rockin’!!


  4. Patti Winker says:

    What a journey! Glad to know you have found your ‘home.’

  5. scarlett says:

    After seeing Lyle teach my sister, I wish I also played the guitar.

  6. Veronica Walthour says:

    You sound like a great guy and a great guitar teacher. I wish I lived in Montreal! I would take lessons from you in a heartbeat :) But for now I will settle for the great lessons you have on your site! Thanks a bunch hun!

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