My name is Roy and I've been a musician/music teacher for over 30 years. I started taking piano when I was in the sixth grade, which initially taught me how to read music. I then bought myself a guitar and began teaching myself to play. Guitar is my principle instrument, though I play bass, drums and apply the knowledge acquired taking piano lessons in my approach. My first two years of college I studied classical music, musicianship, ear training and theory. I graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. My next step was to learn about music from a different approach leading me to Dick Grove's Jazz Workshop where I studied jazz theory, sight reading and improvisation. So, I've studied classical to jazz and have played just about everything in between. My card reads, MUSIC/GUITAR LESSONS, all ages, all styles. Blues, Rock, Jazz, Country, Folk, Finger picking, Technique, Musicianship, Ear training, Theory and important tips when playing with others.
I have been performing live in every arena from clubs, private parties, corporate functions, Disney, (both in California and Florida), to concerts, with such artists as The Turtles, The Grassroots, and a myriad of name acts too many to mention. I love performing, but teaching has always been a passion of mine as well. I believe I have an aptitude in teaching because of my personality, patience, knowledge, and experience.
So, in short, I hope this note finds itself in the hands of someone who truly wants to learn music foundations and aesthetics, but most importantly the joy that comes from making music.
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