Born and raised in New York, Robin Small began studying classical piano at the age of 6. Her mother a pianist herself saw that she had musical ability, so she began teaching Robin at the tender age of 5. Soon thereafter she enrolled her into private instruction. Robin’s love for music and the natural ability to hear by ear is a blessing. Everyday she’d listen for hours to many different genres of music, sing and play the piano. Singing was a musical ability she realized she had at a young age. Robin enjoyed singing just about everything that she could get her ears on and creating songs, Soon thereafter she started private vocal instruction.
Robin continued her studies of both instruments at the Bronx House School of Music; The Manhattan School of Music; Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music and the Arts ;and the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts. While honing her craft on both instruments it lead Robin into a variety of musical experiences. she had the opportunity to perform and record live with various celebrity artists, record jingles for radio and television, studio session work, musical theatre, corporate gigs, industrials, to name a few.
In addition to those musical experiences God has blessed her with the ability to teach. Robin started giving piano instruction while in high school, and after college teaching both piano and voice on elementary,junior high, and college levels, and presently in Robin’s Music Studio. Throughout her musical life Robin has worked professionally with Earth Wind and Fire, Harry Belsfonte, The Legendary Late Gregory Hines, Lizz Hogue, Blues artist Maria Muldar,Lynette Hawkins, Bobby Jones, Chris Jasper of Isley Jasper Isley, Eric Gadd, Hezekiah Walker,Jazz pianist Rodney Kendricks, Rap Legend Rakim and featured vocalist with the Queen Symphony Orchestra. Robin also co-wrote and performed the song ” I Surrender ” with producer extraordinare Gil Small which is featured on the soundtrack to the documentary film” 25 Strong”. Robin also co-wrote and performed ” Carry On ” with Gil Small and artist Monet from the Natural Organic Soul Collection compilation.
A true pioneer and true to the art of music Robin Small’s rich exposure to art, music,, and life in general, you can’t help but feel the passion. intensity. and depth of this woman. You will feel the spiritual depth from her church singing background, musical training, and her relationship with God, and the soulful sophistication of well rounded person whose life experiences have enriched her artistic expression and creativity.
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