Music Educator, Kathleen Shanahan says:


“Guitar Bob exudes a creative, contagious energy both in the college learning environment and in his musical performances. Bob was my college professor for my “Nurturing Experiences in Art for Young Children” class at Felician College. I greatly respect him as a fellow educator. The wealth of experience he transferred to me during my studies under him is invaluable. Our classroom atmosphere was creative and professional.

Bob gave an excellent workshop on teaching through music, his specialty, while at Felician. I brought my young son, who joined in the festivities with several other children. It was an opportunity for me to learn by example. Bob continued to go above and beyond his role as professor by visiting me in the environment where I taught music classes and providing me with additional guidance. The young children in my music class LOVED their visit from Guitar Bob! Bob was kind enough to share his talents during his visit. I count him as a respected, fellow professional”.


Supervising Librarian, Deborah Sandford says:


“Guitar Bob was a big hit with our mixed “family crowd”! Our audience for programs is primarily young, but that didn’t daunt Bob’s attitude in engaging in a successful show. The three year olds were singing and dancing, and so were their grandparents. It’s true—Bob doesn’t ‘sing down’ to the kids with inane songs, but brings them up a level, to express care about themselves and their communities with fun and interest.

Bob is refreshingly soft-spoken and low-keyed—sans the maniacal musical frenzy that some performers think entertains children. He’s genuinely sincere, and everybody relates to that. And, oh, yeah, his songs and music are really good! I hope he produces many CDs and videos—he could give well-known performers some good competition.

When my young patrons visit the library, they ask, “Where is Guitar Bob?” Even one of our teens said, “I remember Guitar Bob from when I was little!”


Supervising Librarian, Youth Services
Springfield Free Public Library
66 Mountain Ave.
Springfield NJ 07081
973-376-4930 ext. 232

Preschool Director, Suzanne Kustelski says:


“Guitar Bob helped us end our Preschool year end performance and was truly incredible. Not only did the children enjoy his music and movement but the parents got really involved too! He has also performed for our Celebration of Mommies! It was so heartwarming to see the children dancing with their mommies. Guitar Bob is Kid Friendly and a wonderful performer!”


Quality Time Preschool Learning Center and Day Care
Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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Child Care Supervisor, Laurie Sciano says:


“We have Bob out to our center several times a year and the children love him!! The children and our teachers as well as the parents get very excited when they hear that he’s coming to perform. Our teachers play his cd’s in their classrooms on a daily basis. Even the toddlers go home singing Guitar Bob!!”


Tutor Time Child Care Center
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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Business Owner, Eric Derby says:


“Bob is a wonderful Guitarist and Songwriter. His ability to captivate and entertain a large crowd of adults or children is amazing to watch. He has truly crafted his unique style. I would highly recommend this troubadour!”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative


Grist Mill Cafe, Andover, NJ

Business Professional, Carmen A. Geise says:


“Bob Messano is an excellent person. I met Bob many years ago through common activities in which our kids were involved. Whether in sports or scouting, he was always present and willing to share his musical abilities, and teaching tools. He is family oriented, bringing high values and morals to whatever he does. I have also dealt with Bob on a more professional level, where he demonstrated knowledge and punctuality during the search of his home. This aspect of his personality shows motivation and focus. Throughout these years Bob was always involved in teaching and supporting young children with special needs. Bob’s background and passion to teach and share his wonderful knowledge of music with the young and the old leads me to highly recommend Bob Messano.”


Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity


Realtor, Oak Ridge, NJ

Business Professional, Kevin Duffy says:


“Bob performed at our Club for a holiday party, there were over 50 children present, and he did a fabulous job.”


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative


Insurance Agent, Sparta, NJ

Educator, Jill Korzun says:


“Bob Messano was a professor of mine at Felician College. He taught a class called Nurturing the Expressive Arts in Young Children. Professor Bob always incorporated projects for us to do so that we could have hands on experience. He was very knowledgeable and creative in the area of the Arts. My ability to put effective projects and themes together for young children definitely improved after taking his class.”


Division of Teacher Education
Felician College, Rutherford, NJ

Bass Player, John Amorelli says:


“Guitar Bob is a master at his craft! His character is of a caring and compassionate person. The way he presents himself in his shows for kids is unmatched and he is one of a few entertainers for kids that put his whole soul into his shows. Without hesitation, it is a pleasure for me to post a recommendation for Guitar Bob!”


Musician, Alternative Health Practicioner
West Virginia, USA


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