"Francisco’s lessons and teaching style have been an immense help in becoming a truly well rounded and competent musician. I started playing guitar in 2004, initially took a few months of lessons, and then mostly self-taught myself until about 2015 when I started lessons with Francisco. I would say the year and a half I took lessons with him were more valuable than the almost decade of playing and learning on my own. He has a knack for not only identifying areas that need work, but also further developing your strengths with a customized practice routine to help you improve. On top of the deep knowledge he possesses, he’s a kind, energetic guy who will also keep you accountable in your practice. One on one lessons are absolutely the best way to learn music, and a teacher who’s as knowledgeable and enthusiastic as Francisco will help you to realize potential you never knew you had. Whether it’s playing an open mic night with an acoustic guitar or learning how to play John Mayer style solos, he has it all covered."
"I took lessons from Francisco for over three years and only stopped because I moved to another city. I connected with Francisco from the beginning and he was flexible enough that we could take our lessons any direction I wanted. I came in with several years of experience but wanted to focus on developing improvisation skills, solo techniques, and a greater understanding of theory. This just so happened to correlate with Fransisco's greatest strengths as a teacher.
Throughout the course of our lessons I started singing more, which was another of Francisco's strengths, and I think this is where I got the most value, as he helped me develop breathing and vocal techniques, and ultimately enough confidence to perform. Overall, I would highly recommend Francisco to anyone. I progressed every week through our time and thought Francisco was incredibly talented, flexible, and passionate"
"I'm a young professional and I've been performing as a vocalist for a few years. I wanted to to take guitar lessons because I wanted to be able to accompany myself and gain some understanding of the guitar. I had a great experience working with Francisco. He tailored his lessons to fit my needs, so that I could meet all of my personal goals. He encouraged me to think in new and creative ways, so that I could get the most out of every lesson. I highly recommend him!"
Francisco is great with kids. My very distracted son started taking lessons from Francisco when he was eight years old and Francisco has always been very patient with him, no matter how much his attention has strayed. After three years with Francisco, he has learned a lot about guitar, but also music. As Francisco learned about my son's musical tastes, he has shared similar music with him. My son always looks forward lessons with Francisco and enjoys them.
As a parent, I knew our son would need a teacher with the "IT" factor to make music lessons a positive experience. Francisco’s patience, knowledge of teaching music and passion of wanting to make a connection with his students have made learning about music and getting better at playing the guitar such a positive experience with our teenage son!
"As a family we took our time finding a guitar instructor for our 9 yr old son. We auditioned 5 instructors over a period of several weeks. Thankfully our son's first choice, Francisco Rojas, was the same as our choice. Francisco was the only instructor to not only ask our son about what he hoped to learn on the guitar, but also asked me as a parent what I wanted my son to get from his lessons.
Francisco is vibrant, engaging and shows real concern for our son's progress. He is clearly a talented guitar player and singer. Our son enjoys his time with Francisco and is learning life lessons, not just how to play the guitar."