As a teacher, Robbie’s influence extends internationally. The DVDs that Robbie made for his early students have guided thousands more guitar builders who purchased guitar materials from Luthiers Mercantile International. Several years ago, Robbie introduced the popular “Luthier Tips du Jour” instructional video series, which is available free on YouTube. Viewings have topped 2.3 million.
Robbie hosts and actively participates in a Google Chat Group on guitar building. It is limited to past and present students, including those taking online and DVD courses. Members also include friends with careers in lutherie. Participants hail from the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Asia and Australia.
Robbie lives with his wife and children in Parker, CO. He is fluent in Portuguese.
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