Roland has had success using a methodical approach in his guitar teaching. Pulling out short sections of music, he encourages students to learn how to play these small sections on every string and on several different places on the fret. This makes for encouraging lessons because the student is able to accomplish something new every lesson, and quickly gets a feel for all areas of the instrument.
Roland has been playing guitar for 16 years, and his insatiable desire to learn everything he hears has contributed to his vast knowledge and ability to play just about any type of music. His performance credits include venues like Yoshi’s, Great American Music Hall, Fillmore San Francisco, Berkeley Playhouse, and Pinole Playhouse. He has recorded with several bands as the guitarist for their CD, and became the go to recording artist for David Mikael, the songwriter/vocal coach for the famous T.V. show Glee.
Blues, Rock, Jazz are all up his ally at Better World Music! Give this soft spoken, patient teacher a try as his current students will attest….Roland rocks. And will help you do the same!
CHECK OUT BELOW HOW ONE PARENT FEELS ABOUT ROLAND!
Subject: RE: Samuel and his great music teacher Mr. Roland play drums together.
Date: April 7, 2019 at 11:09:13 PM PDT
Dear Ms. Kathy,
How are you? I am glad to bring my two kids Samuel and Grace to your music school for the past three weekends. They met their great teachers. My neighbor friend Lindsey's daughter Danica who is my daughter Grace's good friend as well also in your music school learning flute. Lindsey referred us to your school. My daughter Grace has learned piano for the past three years with a personal piano teacher. However, that teacher is not responsible and non-consistent as she always changes or cancels the classes with the last minute notice. It really discourages Grace's on-going learning piano. She almost wants to quit. Luckily, I don't give up and find your school to put her in. It is so lucky to have a good teacher who can find kids' talents and good for their interest. Hope Grace can improve her piano skills and catch up what she has wasted time and missed in the past three years with wrong piano teacher.
Mr. Roland is one of the best teachers I can see.He offers three types of instruments to my son Samuel to check what is his real interest. This is Samuel's first time drum play class with Mr. Roland as the attached video. Mr. Roland asked me to send you this video to post on the website of the music school. He will teach Samuel piano as foundation and will keep stimulate his interest on drums if time allows. Sounds good strategy. Thanks for the flexibility.
Looking forward to seeing you in the school one day.
Cherry Chen (Samuel and Grace's mom)
Teaching Guitar Techniques
Samuel keeping a beat with Roland