Founder

This page is super full of piles of details about our Founder, Rob Meyer-Kukan.  To make it easier to navigate, use the links below to check out what interests you!
For Rob’s full biography, click here.

Recent Publications
Rob’s Upcoming Events

Getting to Know Rob
Rob IMG_9320bwMeyer-Kukan is a dedicated perfectionist, although he prefers the title, “control specialist”. Rob loves to help others and he thrives on teamwork. Hard work doesn’t scare him. Combining this natural (bullheaded?) perseverance with dedication and passion has brought him success in his work. While he has had numerous amazing opportunities to perform and compete locally, nationally and internationally, he adamantly declares that one of his proudest musical moments is playing the siren whistle at the Bay View Week of Handbells. Rob loves spending quality time with his collection of Big Bang Theory DVDs, and he works in the garden every chance he gets. He constantly challenges his choirs, students, and clients to be their best, while reminding them that they are human (a lesson frequently self-directed). One of Rob’s favorite motivators to find this balance is this quote: “I never make a mistake in a performance! That is… unless I forget it is a performance. Then all bets are off.”

Rob is an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church.  He believes that being an ordained minister is a personal calling, by God, that deepens his work as a teacher, musician and aromatherapist.  As an ordained minister Rob presides over religious ceremonies including weddings, baptisms and other blessings.

 

Recent Publications
Check out the September/October 2015 edition of Overtones, the journal of the Handbell Musicians of America.  Rob was included in a panel discussion on healthy practices for musicians.  Click here to read the full article.

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Also, check out the November/December 2015 edition of Overtones.  Rob was part of a panel discussion on “Handbell Music that Changed You”.  Click here to read the full article.

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Rob’s Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events with Rob Meyer-Kukan.  As you can see, it’s never too early to book an event with Rob.  Contact him for more information on Festivals, workshops or clinics.

Bluegrass Bronze
   November, 2017
Central Kentucky

Area 5 (Handbell Musicians of America) Spring Festival/Conference
   April 27-28, 2018
Mackinaw Island, Michigan

 

Past Events

Private Workshop with the Handbell Choir of St. Paul Lutheran Church
   Tuesday, October 13, 2015
St. Paul Lutheran Church – Caledonia, Michigan

Healthy Musician Workshop – Stretching for Musicians
   Saturday, October 3, 2015   10 am – 12:30 pm
Washtenaw Community College – Morris Lawrence Building Room 160

Healthy Musician Workshop – Preventing Injuries for Musicians
    Saturday, November 14, 2015   10 am – 12:30 pm
Washtenaw Community College – Morris Lawrence Building Room 160

Private Workshop with the Handbell Choir of First Presbyterian Church
   Monday, November 23, 2015
First Presbyterian Church – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Lutheran Schools Music Festival – Adjudicator
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Trinity Lutheran School, Clinton Township, Michigan
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Emmanuel Lutheran Music Festival
   Friday, March 11, 2016
Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School – Dearborn, Michigan

32nd Annual L.A.M.B. Spring Ring – 2016
   Saturday, March 12, 2016 – 4:30 pm
South Church – Lansing, Michigan

Raindrop Therapy Training Class
   Sunday, April 3, 2015   3:30 – 6:30 pm
Battle Creek, Michigan

Healthy Musician Workshop – Hearing Health
   Monday, April 4, 2015   6:00 – 7:30 pm
Washtenaw Community College – Morris Lawrence Building Room 128

9th Annual Peggy Van Vlack Memorial Bell Festival
   Saturday, April 23, 2016
Faith Lutheran Church – Grand Blanc, Michigan

Massage Therapy Workshop
   Saturday, June 18, 2016  10 am – 12:00 noon
Dearborn First United Methodist Church – Dearborn, Michigan

Healthy Musician Institute’s Summer Ring 2016
   Wednesday, June 22, 2016
St. Francis Catholic Church – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Delaware Area Handbell Festival
   Sunday, November 20, 2016 – 7:00 pm
Ohio Wesleyan University’s Gray Chapel – Delaware, Ohio

Handbell Musicians of America – Member Chat (online)
   Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 11:00 am

Lutheran Schools Music Festival – Adjudicator
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thursday, March 7, 2017
St. John Lutheran Church and School, Rochester, Michigan

Raindrop Therapy Training Class
   Saturday, March 4, 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Waterford, Michigan

Handbell Musicians of America – Virtual Bell Academy
    March 14, 21 and 28, 2017

Area 5 (Handbell Musicians of America) Spring Festival/Conference
   April 28 – 29, 2017
Lansing, Michigan

Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar
   July 11 – 15, 2017
Anaheim, California