Robbie Kellogg holds a Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Music from Moody Bible Institute. He has taught as a freelance guitar instructor for ten years. He teaches classical, rock, blues, jazz and other various pop styles; pick and finger picking technique, along with note reading and improvisation, all this through the lens of classical technique and music theory. He has played electric and acoustic guitar in rock, jazz and hip-hop bands. He performed Conrad Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies” with the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale, and has also performed in Mexico City and China. He plays bass, drums, mandolin, and directs rhythm sections regularly. He also composes and arranges music.
Robbie has been a choir director, accompanist, and now leads worship for the Student and Children’s ministries at North Suburban Church in Deerfield. He performs regularly with his wife Lydia who plays flute and piano, and frequently jams with his 3-year old aspiring drummer/son, Theo. Robbie studied classical guitar with Norman Ruiz and Paul Henry; studied guitar and pedagogy with Pamela Kimmel, and participated in master classes with Denis Azabagic, Sergio Assad, Lorenzo Micheli and David Leisner. He is an adjunct faculty member at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He teaches at the Metropolis School of Performing Arts in Arlington Heights, IL, and also teaches freelance in the Chicago area.