For more than 3 decades, Robert McNamara
has been known as a well-respected performer, educator and author.
Robert specializes in solo fingerstyle guitar, a style which enables
him to play anything from classical to jazz to pop. He uses a nylon-string
acoustic guitar which projects a very warm, intimate tone.
Robert has played literally hundreds of weddings, corporate receptions,
and other special events all over the Monterey Peninsula. 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 is the Director of the Monterey Peninsula Academy of Music.
He is a member of the Music Faculties of Monterey Peninsula College,
Santa Catalina School, and Robert Louis Stevenson Upper School.
He performs extensively in the area and also takes part in the Cultural
Ambassador program for the US State Dept. He has performed and taught
in Jordan, Bahrain, Lebanon, Morocco, Colombia, and recently became
the first American musician to perform in Libya in the last 30 years.
Robert is also available as part of a guitar/violin duo, Gypsy
A sampling of venues Robert has played:
|Beach & Tennis Club, Pebble
Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley
Carmel Valley Ranch
Chaminade, Santa Cruz
Chateau Julien, Carmel Valley
Christmas in the Adobes, Monterey
Highlands Inn, Carmel
Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley
Hyatt Regency Monterey
Inn at Spanish Bay
La Mirada, Monterey
The Lodge at Pebble Beach
Nepenthe, Big Sur
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley
Sardine Factory, Monterey
Seascape, Santa Cruz
Stonepine, Carmel Valley
Ventana Inn, Big Sur
Corporate clients include:
Alta Bates Medical Center
AT & T
Ford Motor Co.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
State Farm Insurance