Rogerio Peixoto (pronounced “pay-show-to”) is a Brazilian guitarist, educator and designer based in Thousand Oaks, California.
Having started to play at age 12, he soon became versed in both electric and acoustic styles, and later on built a strong classical guitar background at the State Conservatory of Goias, in Brazil.
Through those years he also graduated in Architecture and became a young professor in the fields of Geometry/Technical Drawing at the Catholic University of Goias. Rogerio moved 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 2008 he recorded his first solo guitar EP, The Sound of Hope, with pieces by Brazilian, Spanish and Mexican composers.
In 2009 Rogerio returned to Brazil, and later on moved to Spain where he obtained a Master’s Degree at the University of Granada, followed by a short period in Paris to broaden language skills.
In early 2013 Rogerio moved back to the US to teach and perform music both privately and at Instrumental Music Co. in Thousand Oaks, CA. In 2015 he released Preludes and Other Stories, a solo album focusing on pieces by Brazilian great Heitor Villa-Lobos, but also approaching Bach, Tarrega and other composers.
Rogerio is currently recording music of his own writing for both classical, acoustic and electric guitar, as well as a few pieces co-written with Jazz Guitar Luminaire John Pisano . He has also designed and patented an original guitar model, which will be unveiled with the music through 2020.
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