Online Faculty:

Robin Stone

Guitar

Robin Stone is an associate professor in the Guitar department at Berklee College of music. While she teaches many styles of music, she concentrates on the history and playing styles of classic rock guitarists, including Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and the Allman Brothers. She has taught at Berklee since 1990, when she became the second woman ever hired by the Guitar department.

Stone is the managing editor and Web designer of the Guitar department's online newsletter, "Open Position," which showcases the many talents of the faculty and provides an insider's look into the work being done in the school's largest department. She contributes articles under the title "String Theory," exploring harmonic concepts for guitarists. In 1993, she composed a piece entitled "Adagio for Oboe and String Orchestra," which was released on the MMC label. In 1996, she was awarded the Japan Foundation's Uchida Fellowship, allowing her to live in Roppongi, Tokyo, to study the traditional Japanese instrument, the Koto.

Stone received her bachelor's degree in professional music from Berklee in 1983. She graduated with academic honors and is a member of the Phi Kappa Lambda music honors society. She received her Master's degree in jazz studies from New England Conservatory in 1988, where she studied composition with William Thomas McKinley and George Russell.

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