Roland is an accomplished guitarist with a B.A. in Jazz Guitar from SF State University. His methodical approach to teaching has proven successful in his guitar lessons, where he encourages students to learn short sections of music on every string and various places on the fretboard. This approach allows for a sense of accomplishment after each lesson and provides a foundation for mastering all areas of the instrument.
With 16 years of experience, Roland’s insatiable desire to learn and play various types of music has contributed to his vast knowledge and expertise. His performance credits include esteemed venues such as Yoshi’s, Great American Music Hall, Fillmore San Francisco, Berkeley Playhouse, and Pinole Playhouse. As a guitarist, he has recorded with several bands and has become the go-to recording artist for David Mikael, the songwriter and vocal coach for the popular television show Glee.
Roland prepares students for ABRSM Guitar exams.