A native of Sāo Paulo, Brazil, Roger received his Degree of Arts in Music from Kennesaw State University, where he studied piano performance and musicology. He also holds a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery earned in his native country of Brazil. Roger started studying piano at the age 13, and even during his time in dentistry never stopped playing, teaching, and studying piano. He has volunteered as a pianist, conductor and director of music in his church for more than 10 years and has been teaching piano private lessons since 2011.  Roger has a special interest and admiration for the life and music of Schumann and Mozart but enjoys helping students discover the allure of all genres of music.