GUITAR - UKULELE - BASS

Roxanne is a highly-accomplished musical performer and educator who is technically proficient at playing classical, jazz, and rock guitar styles. Roxanne’s teaching style draws from her experience with all types of music, her study of guitar pedagogy, and the Alexander Technique: a method that advocates for efficiency of movement and control of the body, allowing a musician to play without pain or tension.

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Roxanne currently teaches a guitar summer camp at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, and she was recently promoted to Musical Director of the Baltimore School of Rock due to her excellent work as an instructor. Roxanne’s reputation for creating exciting and informative lessons for students is informed by her diverse background: she learned classical guitar in high school, studied with Shawn Purcell and took master classes with jazz guitar legend Pat Martino in college, and currently plays in several different bands.  At Towson University, Roxanne became only the 3rd guitarist to ever make the jazz orchestra in their second semester. In her Junior year, she won the Talent Award for Jazz, and she is currently nearing completion of her degree.

Although Roxanne has a top-notch educational pedigree, she has also earned valuable experience performing in bands at a young age. Before she could even legally enter bars, Roxanne found herself playing lead guitar in the Livin’ Loving Maids - a Led Zeppelin tribute band – due to the recommendation of her long-time guitar instructor. She has continued performing around the area as part of the funk group Filthy McNasty and the jazz trio Rose Room. 


LISTENING TO

Nina Simone - Anthology
Julie London - Julie is her Name
Pink Floyd - The Wall
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Led Zeppelin - IV
Rufus Wainwright - Poses
Talking Heads - Fear of Music