Hi and Welcome!  Roger Ferguson  here… Mandolin and Fiddle Player and National Flatpick Guitar Champion.

Alongside many years of gigging and doing studio work, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of students learn to play their favorite music. I teach private and group lessons at Olympic College in Poulsbo. My “Raise the Bar” classes are still on-going at Bainbridge Island’s Pegasus Coffee House  and  at the Guitar Cafe in Silverdale. I also offer private lessons in my Home Studio, in Poulsbo.

Of all the places in the world to teach… I can!… and do! – From Texas and California to Alberta and Nottingham. Since 2009, I’ve been using conferencing software like SKYPE and Zoom  to give personal, one-on-one music lessons all over the planet!  Just contact me.

Today I teach guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass, and ukulele in styles from Bluegrass to jazz. I accommodate most styles, and techniques. I also write and provide all the important class content which includes; play along mp4s, and PDF’s of whatever song we’re into at the moment.


WOTFA Workshops 2017 – Fiddle -Mandolin –  Guitar! – What a fun Day!

I learned to play music in a real down-home way from my musical family. Weekend-long jams were so common at home growing up, I was shocked to realize that wasn’t the norm!  Learning to play was a natural evolution of my early exposure to roots music and it’s culture.

I’m grateful to have started my musical journey in such a home-grown way, and in turn share this organic approach with my students. I help students get absorbed in their music and to keep it fun and meaningful – The progress naturally follows.

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Roger's PSGW class

Flatpick Class at Puget Sound Guitar Workshop




I continue to teach music at Olympic College’s Poulsbo campus, at my home studio in Poulsbo.  I am also a fluctuating staff member at PSGW in WA, CCMC in CA, and Nimblefingers in Vancouver BC.