Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Folk Ensemble
Jeff Rojo, M.M., began his musical studies at age 13 in Mexico City. At an early age, Jeff was attracted to the guitar and was first mentored and guided by Bolero guitar legend, Alfredo “El Guero Gil” of the Trio Los Panchos.
Throughout his career, he has collaborated with a wide number of musicians and has been part of many musical ensembles covering a variety of styles from Classical to Jazz, Folk, Latin, and Rock. He has performed throughout Mexico, Canada, and New England and has participated in numerous Master Classes around the world.
Jeff’s teaching is particularly focused on ensemble performance, giving students the opportunity to be part of various musical settings including the Bay Chamber Guitar Ensemble and the UMA Modern Folk Ensemble.
He has taught guitar students of all ages and abilities helping them learn and expand musically through a systematic method covering a broad stylistic range.
Jeff has been teaching at Bay Chamber Music School since 2010, at the University of Maine at Augusta, and just recently joined the Music Faculty at the University of Southern Maine.
He received his BM in 2002 from the CIEM (Center for Investigation and Musical Studies in Mexico City) where he studied Guitar with Tomas Barreiro and Antonio Lopez.
And also holds degrees in Music Education, Music Theory & Guitar Music Performance from the ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music).
Jeff continues to study and develop his guitar and teaching skills under the mentorship of Argentinian Guitarist, Victor Villadangos.
LRSM Guitar Performance (ABRSM) 2006