Robert E. Krout
A Board Certified Music Therapist based on Galveston Island, Texas, Dr. Robert E. Krout is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Music Therapy Department in Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas. Robert received a B.M. in Vocal Music Education from Ithaca College, and an M.A. in Music Therapy, M.Ed. in Special Education, and Doctor of Education in Music Education with an Emphasis in Music Therapy and Technology from Columbia University in New York City. Robert has taught guitar professionally for over 35 years, and has worked and taught as a music therapist in school, hospital, summer camp, university, and related settings since 1980. Robert is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books related to teaching guitar to students with special needs, including Therapeutic Guitar published by Alfred in 2011. Robert is also an active singer-songwriter. He has been interviewed about his music therapy songwriting and guitar work by Grammy, Acoustic Guitar, and Premeir Guitar magazines, and his CD Songs from a Music Therapist is available on iTunes, CD Baby, and Spotify. Robert is a caring, patient instructor who enjoys teaching guitar, songwriting, and ukulele with students of all ages and with a wide range of abilities and needs. In addition to his private studio, Robert teaches in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTMB Health in Galveston and at Galveston College.
I enjoy the creative opportunity of adapting the music learning material and skills to each student's unique learning style and needs. My teaching is designed to optimize each student's strengths and to help overcome weaknesses and challenges. My goal is for each student to find success and joy by successfully expressing themself through music.