Guitar – Bass
ROGER CORMIER hails from Ontario, Canada and has been teaching guitar and bass since 1981. His former students include Tyler Stewart of Bare Naked Ladies. He has been active in both performing and recording over the years and has studio experience with Canadian acts Lighthouse and Bruce Cockburn. In addition to his strong guitar and bass abilities, Roger specializes in music theory, ear training and sight reading. He is also a singer and adept keyboardist. He has been teaching guitar at Twin Village Music since 2007.
DON FARMER is Lancaster’s master guitar guru. As a guitar Jedi in the tradition of Yoda, he holds a PHD in life and has been teaching at Twin Village for over thirty years. He specializes in decoding and demystifying the styles and techniques used in rock, blues and jazz. Don is a fingerstylist whose influences are varied and eclectic. If you want to play it, Don will train you in the skills you need while keeping your lessons fun and keeping the emphasis on you, the student.
WALTER SOPICKI holds an Associates degree in Music Performance from Villa Maria College and a Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY at Buffalo. Walt has been performing in the Buffalo area for over twenty-five years. At Villa he studied classical guitar with Jeremy Sparks and at UB studied classical with Joanne Castellani. Walt is well versed in all genres of guitar from classic rock to metal. He also studied jazz guitar with local elder statesman Frank Girard. Walt has performed for many years with David Kane’s Them Jazzbeards, and can be found anchoring jazz duos and trios all over town. He recently released a CD on the Fleur de Son jazz label entitled B3X3. Recorded in Toronto with Joey Defrancesco, Vito Rezza and others.