A national flatpick guitar champion and an accomplished mandolin, and fiddle player, Roger teaches from many styles - flatpick, country/bluegrass, Carter style, cross-picking, Travis/Atkins finger style, single-note swing improvisation, "standards" in the chord melody style, finger style blues, etc. Roger maintains a limited number of private students, and offers mandolin and fiddle instruction as well. Since 1995 many of his instructional columns have been published by Guitar Player Magazine, and he remains a sought-after instructor and studio musician in the Seattle area. With over thirty years of experience, Roger is a nationally recognized artist, acclaimed among the "finest pickers and teachers on the planet" in the Miller/Freeman book, Licks and Lessons from the World's Greatest Guitar Players and Teachers.
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