Roberto Hermosillo is a proud graduate of Chaffey College, Pepperdine University, and was the first Mexican guitarist to ever receive a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) from Berklee College of Music. Roberto learned his craft from a Who’s Who of musicians: Guitar Virtuoso Christopher Parkening, Pat Pattison (John Mayer’s teacher), Livingston Taylor, Latin Jazz legend Victor Mendoza, Perico Sambeat (Sax player for Pat Metheney), and Dr. Peter Curtis.
For more than a decade, Roberto has taught students at every level. Before coming to Sycamore Community School, he taught music at New Roads School in Santa Monica. Though he specializes in teaching kids between the ages of 5 and 13, Roberto’s students have ranged from two years old through senior citizens. Roberto teaches both private lessons, as well as provides dynamic classroom instruction and enrichment classes in Latin American music. Roberto brings an explosive enthusiasm to his teaching. Passion is part of his style. For him, the enjoyment of music is central to being able to perform, write and ultimately, improvise music. Roberto has a long list of credits and recordings to his credit as well, having written more than 100 songs. Roberto is also an on-camera instructor for Fender Play, the guitar-learning app by the legendary guitar band Fender. He was named Fender’s Resident Latin Music Expert.
Roberto teaches privately through his own music school and is excited to also be at Sycamore Community School in Santa Monica. When he’s not teaching, performing, writing, or composing, Roberto enjoys skateboarding, hiking, and playing video games.