Robert Renman About the Educator

Although from Sweden, Robert is now living in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. Born in 1969 in Umeå, Västerbotten, he grew up in a small town called Hörnefors, 30 km south of Umeå. He's been playing guitar since he was about 13 years old.

Robert started out playing blues and heavier rock, but turned towards L.A. pop-rock music in his later teen years. Eventually he returned to his blues roots, but he also discovered jazz and fusion. Tribal Tech and Chick Corea Electric Band were huge influences for him, as well as Weather Report, Miles Davis and all the jazz from the 50s and 60s. After he moved to Canada in 1999, he has also been influenced by country guitar players such as Albert Lee and Brent Mason, and by listening more to song writers such as John Hiatt and Joni Mitchell.

An avid teacher, Robert won TrueFire's Next Top Guitar Instructor Competition in 2013.