Lesson Content


Lesson Content –


~ “Roger is intuitive at presenting stepping stones of knowledge, so as to make the technique or skill easier to master.”

~ “I’ve never left a lesson not feeling like I learned something or stretched my mind in some new direction.”

~ “You won’t find anyone with less ego or more ability to see what you need.”

~ “Roger has a unique ability to convey concepts, techniques and the whole gamut of music and playing in a very accessible way.”

Our focus will be on styles, songs and techniques you are most interested in.  My involvement with your music is all about where YOU see yourself as a musician – present and future. Your direction could include any of the following areas of study:
Techniques –

  • Basic chords and strums
  • Note reading
  • Tablature reading
  • Improvisation
  • Learning songs from CD’s or You-tube
  • Fingerboard harmony
  • Jamming
  • Music theory
  • Finger picking
  • Slide guitar
  • Accompaniment for singing
  • The computer as a teaching aid


Music Styles –

  • Americana/Roots Music
  • Bluegrass
  • Western Swing
  • Swing
  • Blues
  • Fiddle tunes
  • Alt rock and country
  • Finger picking  a la Chet Atkins
  • Flatpick style
  • Chord melody style
  • Classic Rock
  • Jazz
  • Travis Picking
  • Country
  • Flat picking a la Doc Watson

If you are not exactly sure what you would like to learn next, I have plenty of material to draw from.