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The Gold Coast Arts Center is proud to host so many accomplished artists from across all disciplines, who share their talents in educating and inspiring our students. All of our teaching artists are working professionals in their respective fields.

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Instructor Spotlight: Robert Hoffman

Robert Hoffman“Teaching music to youth is my passion.”

Robert Hoffman teaches music classes at the Gold Coast Arts Center, including FUTURE IDOL, PAINLESS PIANO, and a new class, VOICE, MOVEMENT AND PERCUSSION, which will be offered this fall. Designed for ages 3-6, Voice, Movement and Percussion utilizes the Orff Method to teach children music by engaging their mind and body through singing, dancing, acting, and the use of percussion instruments, and integrating an element of “play” to help children learn at their own level of understanding.

In addition to his teaching, Robert has performed as a vocalist and pianist all over Long Island and New York City as Justin Keyes. Recently, he directed a fundraiser for the Great Neck Public Schools Parent-Teacher Organization to a sellout crowd.

Robert also teaches Elementary Music at the Great Neck Public Schools. He worked with kindergartners at Parkville Elementary School to create a music video for their original song “Save the Rain,” which won first place in the Town of North Hempstead’s annual Earth Day video contest.