Rogerio Peixoto is a Brazilian guitarist and educator with 25 years of experience, currently based out of Thousand Oaks, California.
An early starter, his interests spawned from all genres of music, and he became a versatile guitarist on both electric and acoustic styles of playing, while building a strong classical guitar background at the State Conservatory of Goias, in Brazil.
Rogerio first came to the US in 2005 to attend the world famous GIT – Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA where he focused in composition and improvisation. In that period he made the connections which would later take him to Europe, firstly in Andalucía, Spain – birthplace of the guitar and the Flamenco – from where he moved to Paris to hone his multi-lingual skills and broaden his multi-cultural background.
In 2008 he recorded his first EP, The Sound of Hope, with pieces from Brazilian, Spanish and Mexican composers. In 2010/11 he recorded his next album, Brazilian Guitar, exploring the jazzier, popular music of his motherland in solo guitar arrangements.
In 2015 he released a collection of Brazilian Guitar favorites, focusing on the more formal, concert-hall oriented material with emphasis on Villa-Lobos, but also approaching other great composers: Preludes and Other Stories.
Rogerio currently teaches Brazilian Guitar at Instrumental Music in Thousand Oaks, CA and performs in Ventura County and surrounding areas.