build a site for free

Robert Hoare

Lyricist & Musician

Robert Hoare

About Robert Hoare

Once upon a time a music teacher encouraged his students to present their favourite music to the rest of the class. One morning, a boy from the very back row brought in a song called, "Brown Shoes Don't Make It". The girls started giggling and fidgeting and the teacher didn't look very happy. Right in the middle of the song, the music teacher ripped the record from the turntable. He had this terrible bug-eyed look on his face. It was one of the greatest things I'd ever heard.

Robert Hoare is a lyricist and musician from Toronto. He has worked on over 48 albums with a variety of artists. Music Basics a concise rudiments of music study guide was published in 2017.
Two poems and a flash story published by Long Shot Books LLC: About Nothing, Lines and No Responsibility

"It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something." – Ornette Coleman

Rhyming Down The Line, Rob Hoare

Music & Lyrics

New release: Playing With Illusion Click on the buttons below for links
to external websites.
Click on the image for the Rhyming Down The Line video on youtube.

Songwriting workshops & seminars

"I think that the material that is meaningful in the long run, that has the greatest impact on people, is the material that avoids cliches. And it avoids picking a subject and abstractly filling in the lyrics for it without having any emotional impact behind it, without having any real feeling for the subject matter . . . To think up a unique subject is not enough. You still have to put it in some relevant human context."
- Todd Rundgren (from Songwriters on Songwriting) 

"There are ways you can get out of whatever you've gotten into. You want to get out of it. It's bad enough getting into it. But the thing to do as soon as you get into it, is realize you must get out of it. And unless you get out of it quickly and effortlessly, there's no use staying in it. It will drag you down ... and when my mind starts thinking ... that's trouble right away."
– Bob Dylan (from Songwriters on Songwriting)

There's a wealth of terrific videos and articles online. Tip: check out Pat Pattison's videos...
Preserving the Natural Shape of Language 1 - 4

Songwriting Workshops

The workshops will help you develop your own method for writing lyrics. Currently, I'm teaching songwriting at SOPA, SRH University in Berlin.
Contact me for more information

Topics include

- organising ideas
- writing tools
- plot development
- song forms and structure
- creating imagery
- figurative speech
- rhythm & rhyme
- editing tips

Upcoming workshops



Music Basics

Music Basics is a comprehensive and concise little reference and study guide for music. The rudiments of music are explained in as few words as possible and in simple language. There are also exercises and practical suggestions for instrumental study. The book is specifically aimed at the needs of music teachers, high school music students and musicians seeking a thorough understanding of the basics of the musical language. Click on the icon above to have a look inside at Amazon.

Look inside:

How to practice the quarter note triplet
Click on the link above to see a sample from the book.

A few releases...

Till Broenner
- Love,  1998 Verve Records
- Chattin' With Chet,  2000 Verve Records
- That Summer, 2004 Verve Records
- A Night In Berlin, 2005 DVD

Mark Murphy
– Once To Every Heart, 2005 Verve Records

– Trauma World, 2003 Drakkar Entertainment /BMG
– Blind Camera, 2005 Drakkar Entertainment /BMG

Dreadful Shadows
– Beyond The Maze, 1998 Oblivion Music 

Elen Wendt
Elen - 2014 Spreading Sparks Music

Tina Trumpp
– Come A Little Closer, 2010 TTRUmusic / Edel:Kultur
– Duality - 2012 TTRUmusic

Jan Hirte & The Blue Ribbon Band
– Let It Roll - 2014 Stormy Monday Records

Titus Wolfe
– Ho-Ho-Kus N.J. - 2015 Score and More Music / Blue Rose Records

Ginger Blues
– Unknowable Journey- 2020 Berlin Blue Records
Prizewinner der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik 2020


– Herzeleid (1995) complete album
– Sehnsucht (1997) complete album
– Herzenschoener / Hearts Desire  (Eurovision 1998)
– Our Songs (2023 Stars by Edel) Wie Schoen Du Bist / Beautiful  


Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop "Nebelleben" Competition 2002
Nebelleben (12:21)
Robert Hoare & Werner Keller
Winners for the Audio/Visual Composition,

40'30'' 100 Anecdotes (excerpt)
Radio Arts Salon Installation & the Radio Arts Interventions
at the Deep Wireless Radio Arts Festival 2006, Toronto

Transatlantischezeitzonen (9:54)
Steven Sauve & Robert Hoare
Deep Wireless Radio Arts Festival 2007, Toronto
Deep Wireless 4 Radio Arts Compilation CD

A Cardboard Box in Berlin (8:31)
CBC Radio Outfront commission
and Deep Wireless Festival 2007 - Artist Residency

Festival Synthese 2007, IMEB Bourges, France
Panorama 2006 "L'eau"
The First Law (4:57)
for prepared piano & digital processing was presented at the 2007 Festival Synthese

Robert Hoare
Geusenstr. 14
10317 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 178 455 14 88
E-Mail: rob (at)  

© copyright 2019 Robert Hoare & Morning Oyster Musick – All Rights Reserved

This website does not use cookies. In compliance with the GDPR regulations, if you contact me via email, your email address will only be used to reply to you. Information you send to me is voluntary and it will be deleted immediately on request. Under no circumstances will it be shared with any third parties. A more extensive explanation is below in German.

Inhaltlich Verantwortlicher gemaess ¤ 10 Absatz 3 MDStV: Rob Hoare (Anschrift wie oben)
Haftungshinweis: Trotz sorgfaeltiger inhaltlicher Kontrolle uebernehmen wir keine Haftung fuer die Inhalte externer Links. Fuer den Inhalt der verlinkten Seiten sind ausschlie§lich deren Betreiber verantwortlich.

Die Nutzung meiner Webseite ist in der Regel ohne Angabe personenbezogener Daten moeglich. Soweit auf unseren Seiten personenbezogene Daten (beispielsweise Name, Anschrift oder eMail-Adressen) erhoben werden, erfolgt dies, soweit moeglich, stets auf freiwilliger Basis, z. B. bei der Versendung eines Emails. Die betreffenden Angaben werden hierbei ausschliesslich zur Bearbeitung der jeweiligen Anfrage und gemaess BDSG sowie TMG gespeichert. Diese Daten werden ohne Ihre ausdrueckliche Zustimmung nicht an Dritte weitergegeben. Ich weise darauf hin, dass die Datenuebertragung im Internet (z.B. bei der Kommunikation per E-Mail) Sicherheitsluecken aufweisen kann. Ein lueckenloser Schutz der Daten vor dem Zugriff durch Dritte ist nicht moeglich. Der Nutzung von im Rahmen der Impressumspflicht veroeffentlichten Kontaktdaten durch Dritte zur Uebersendung von nicht ausdruecklich angeforderter Werbung und Informationsmaterialien wird hiermit ausdruecklich widersprochen. Die Betreiber der Seiten behalten sich ausdruecklich rechtliche Schritte im Falle der unverlangten Zusendung von Werbeinformationen, etwa durch Spam-Mails, vor.