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Phil Rogers is the author of the RFM method.  Phil is not only the author of the RFM method but also an award winning composer, pianist, and accordianist.  He was a part of an elite group of musicians and practiced nearly 12 hours a day eventually reaching the Accordion Olympics.  This rising musician started a music instruction business out of his parents garage that took off immediately.  To this musician's surprise, he found his calling.  Phil earned his bachelors at the University of Missouri in Kansas City Conservatory and graduated at the top of his class.  After many unanswered questions in the classroom, and a paper Phil completed on Beethoven and how Beethoven taught his own students, he decided that there was a much better way to approach the study of music than what the world presented today.  At this time, he decided that he was on a mission.  Intrigued by Jazz, Blues, Rock, and other forms of music, and studying with a jazz great, John Baily,  his venture to find ways to approach music in combination with what he had learned was even more heightened. Working hours and hours every day of the week, he poured himself into discovering what was already there and organizing this information into a format where students could learn on a higher level starting with parrot copying, moving into the logic stage of learning, and culminating into creating music.  His studio, AirDigital Recording, has resided in Independence MO for over 30 years and is still recording and producing music for projects in LA and New York.  

This maestro has been a part of many elite bands in Kansas City, and has toured the country with his piano pieces.  He also composes for artists and companies around the world.  He is a part of a family of prominent musicians including Kevin Rogers, guitarist and worship leader for Church of the Resurrection, and Dennis Rogers, Head of the Department of Percussion for a University in St. Joseph, retired. 

 

Personal Experience

Owner of AirDigital Recording Studios and Rogers Foundation of Music

Multiple winner of the Missouri State Accordian Championship

Five time alternate United States Accordian Champion

YFC International Champion

Performed with United States Accordian Orchestra at the New York Worlds Fair, Carnegie Hall, and Town Hall.

Represented the Guiletti Accordian Corporation in the U.S. Championship

Traveled with the Ice Capades as the assistant conductor and principal keyboardist.

Appeared as guest soloist with the group the "Spurlows" in the Bob Hope Chrysler Show at the Century Plaza Hotel in California.

 

Education

Started playing at age 7

Entered in competitions from age 7 to age 21

Student taught at the U.M.K.C. Conservatory of Music at age 13

After attending high school he attended the UMKC Convervatory of Music studying the accordian under the instruction of Joan Somers

After changing his major to composition, his applied instrument was the piano.  Phil received a B.M.A. degree in music theory at the UMKC Conservatory of Music.

Taught guitar for adult education at Longview College in Lee's Summit, MO

Played piano and synth with Missouri Western State College percussion ensemble headed by his brother, Dr. Dennis Rogers

Phil, along with his two brothers, visited schools throughout Missiouri and Kansas giving music clinics introducing students to the aspects and styles of music from traditional to recording in both digital and analog

 

Musical and Recording Experience

Founder and Owner of AirDigital Recording and Rogers Foundation of Music

MEmber of the Mid America Music Association

Associated with Flight Time Recording Studios and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis producers for Janet Jackson

Associated with Ashford and Simpson

Works with Minister Kai Brown as co producer and writer

Phil expresses his pleasure to work with Bloodstone as co-engineer, co-producer, co-arranger, and co-orchestrator, and also a pleasure to work with Charles Love, Harry and Willis of Bloodstone.

Met and worked with John Bayley on Sacred Fire CD Project on October 16, 2016