Rob Papp

Rob Papp is a singer-songwriter and legendary guitarist with many years of experience performing in bands, duos and solo gigs, and as a studio recording artist.

Robs career was influenced from a very young age by College of the Arts founder Bruce Clarke who tutored Rob in a comprehensive education of reading, writing and playing music he also took Rob on as a protégé and taught Rob all he knew about playing Jazz.


After a few years of playing in Jazz ensembles with Bruce Clarke, Rob decided it was time to explore alternative styles of music and went overseas to study at GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology) In Los Angeles, where he got to meet such legends as Joe Pass and Tommy Tedesco.

Rob had a comprehensive education in music theory and now was the time to work on chops and licks in the presence of such renowned company as Steve Vi and Robben Ford

The Theory of Music

Rob established Blue Note College of Music in 1988, with the intention of providing a complete package for learning and playing music for musicians from all performance backgrounds.

Most of the teachers at Blue Note were professional players and many of the students are today carrying on this legacy of playing and teaching music.


Rob has performed at  Festivals such a Narooma Blues, Eucha Blues, Mornington Street Festival, The Blues@the Briers Festival, Mornington Food and Wine Festival and Functions for The MPVA

He has also performed at most of the Peninsula Wineries and Melbourne Clubs including:  Crown Casino, The Highet Hotel, The Melbourne Arts Centre, The Sydney Arts Centre, and The Entertainment Centre, plus too many bars, pubs and weddings to mention.

Rob is now playing the Blues, but his music is influenced by the Jazz greats who helped to form his passion for music which makes for an exciting blend of jazz fusion and blues, with Rob’s eclectic background and experience he is a unique and talented performer.