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Rory offers private and group lessons starting at 30 minutes and up at his home in Montclair or at the Piedmont Piano Company in Downtown Oakland. House calls are available for an extra fee. Rory teaches students in Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda. 

Subjects include (from beginner to advanced): technique, transcribing songs, improvisation, music theory, scales, arpeggios and chords, composition, and sight reading. Rory plays and teaches numerous styles, including but not limited to jazz, rock, classical, funk, R&B, solo acoustic, pop, blues, hip hop, and reggae. His aim as a teacher is to equip you with the skills and knowledge to reach your goals on guitar and support and encourage you along the way.