Roy D’Innocenzo, guitar – Roy has been playing guitar since 1963 and has been teaching guitar since 1970. He attended Lowell State Teachers College for Music Education from 1968 – 1970 and transferred to Northeastern University and graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Music Education degree.
Roy teaches private, semi-private, group guitar lessons, solfege and music theory at his studio at home in Barnstead, NH. He teaches guitar lessons at the Manchester Community Music School in Manchester, NH and is a faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH where he teaches private guitar, bass guitar, beginner guitar classes, guitar ensembles, and coaches two rock bands.
Roy also freelances with two rock bands, two blues bands, a Dixieland jazz band and a swing jazz band.
His philosophy of music is to teach a love for music. To give students what they need and want always. Any method that helps the student to love, feel, and play the music is the right one. Working closely with students to overcome obstacles is the key to being a successful teacher. The details that hold back and frustrate students, such as dealing with the physical nature of the guitar, must be addressed.