In 1975, Roger taught his first course on the history of American popular music at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He was then assisting Bill Randle, a popular disc jockey who had introduced Elvis Presley on national television in 1956.
Roger's remembrances of working with Bill Randle are now available in a special multimedia CD-ROM titled,
The Bill Randle Chronicles - From Electric Elvis to The Shakers
For over twenty-five years, Roger continued as a music teacher at various colleges and adult education programs. He had a special interest in teaching adult students and taught for over twelve years in the Brookline Adult and Community Education Program.
He is now retired, though he still presents lectures and workshops.
These are a few of the many courses he has taught:
- Great Composers (J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart)
- The Genius of George Gershwin
- History of American Music
- Listener's Guide to Music
- Music in the Movies
- Masters of the American Song