Robert McNamara has been a teacher and performer for the last 25 years. His main instruments are the guitar, the lute, and the mandolin. He is currently a member of the music faculties of Monterey Peninsula College and Santa Catalina School in Monterey, and also tutors at the Robert Louis Stevenson Upper School in Pebble Beach. He has played numerous venues locally, including the Bay Club at the Inn at Spanish Bay, The Covey at Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley Ranch Resort, The Lodge at Pebble Beach, and many others. He is also a favorite at the La Mirada Sunday Concert Series, The Monterey Museum of Art Thursday evening series, Monterey's Christmas in the Adobes, and First Night Monterey. Robert has also written and published several books on the guitar and lute. He also participates in a Cultural Ambassador program with the U.S. State Dept., and has taught and performed in Jordan, Bahrain, Lebanon, Morocco, Libya, and Colombia S.A. He was the first American musician to play in Libya in over 25 years, performing on the guitar and 5string banjo at the annual Ghadames International Folk Festival in November 2005.
Robert has played literally hundreds of weddings, corporate receptions, and other special events. He specializes in solo fingerstyle guitar, a style which enables him to play anything from classical to jazz to pop. He uses a nylonstring acoustic guitar which projects a very warm, intimate tone. He also uses a portable state of the art amplification system (when appropriate), which enables the guitar to still be heard and appreciated, but not overpowering.
Some of the Venues he has played include:
|Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur||Chaminade, Santa Cruz||Doubletree Monterey|
|Ventana Inn, Big Sur||Seascape, Santa Cruz||La Playa Hotel, Carmel|
|Nepenthe, Big Sur||La Mirada, Monterey||Sardine Factory, Monterey|
|The Lodge at Pebble Beach||Christmas in the Adobes, Monterey||Chateau Julienne, Carmel Valley|
|Beach & Tennis Club at Pebble Beach||Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley||Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley|
|Inn at Spanish Bay||Carmel Valley Ranch||Mission Ranch, Carmel|
|Hyatt Regency Monterey||Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley||Marriot Monterey|
|Highlands Inn, Carmel||Stonepine, Carmel Valley||Scheid Vineyards|
|AT&T||Alta Bates Medical Center||Colgate||Visa||Mastercard|
|US Open||Smith Barney||3M Pharmaceuticals||Gillette||Bristol Meyers|
|Acuson||Owens Corning||Wayerhauser||GMC||Merril Lynch|
|Ford Motor Co.||State Farm Insurance||Intel Corp.||Oracle||Lehman Bros.|
|Toyota||Blue Cross||Chase Manhattan||Sprint||BASF Corp.|
|Ben Hogan||CA Chrysler/Plymouth||Mitsubishi||ABC||Seagrams|
|Macys||Dr. Pepper||Monterey Bay Aquarium||G.E. Capital||Hormel|
Hear some samples of Roberts playing in mp3 format.
Phone & Fax: (831) 646-0528
Mailing Address: 546 Hartnell St. Ste. H, Monterey CA 93940