About Moi

roc warden

Exploring Sounds with the Guitar and Other Instruments

Born and raised in Northern NJ, "not too far from NYC" as we say; and I currently reside in Warsaw, Poland where I teach guitar and play in a band.

Musically, I grew up playing rock music and went on to study classical guitar for many years. Practiced a whole lot and wound up getting my university degree in Classical Music Theory/Composition. The sparkly tone of the steel-string always interested me, so I eventually morphed again and switched to playing fingerstyle acoustic guitar which is the primary instrument used on my album "Resonance".

As far as music goes, I continue to compose, record, and release music. My most recent project is playing in the band Gloss.

Other ThinGs I Do in This Life

In addition to playing music, I also teach English and started a company called iEnglish. Before I moved to Poland, I became a certified English teacher because it seemed like a natural thing to get into since it's good to be an American native speaker teaching in a foreign land that values the language. I've been doing this for over 10 years in Warsaw, and I've gotten to know the Polish people and culture quite well. Lessons are kept enjoyable for the students as I operate under the assumption that if I keep them smiling, I keep them learning. Lastly, I also like writing blogs which I post on this site and welcome you to read. 

Resonance album cover. Features original guitar compositions recorded over a 15-year period.

Resonance album cover. Features original guitar compositions recorded over a 15-year period.

My English school iEnglish.pl; teaching online lessons in Poland and throughout Europe.

My English school iEnglish.pl; teaching online lessons in Poland and throughout Europe.

Book of notes and TABs for the entire "Resonance" album.

Book of notes and TABs for the entire "Resonance" album.

My previous teaching and guitar repair workshop. It was originally called New York Studio of Music and Art, then evolved to Miasto Gitary. Now, it's simply named Roc Warden's. :)

My previous teaching and guitar repair workshop. It was originally called New York Studio of Music and Art, then evolved to Miasto Gitary. Now, it's simply named Roc Warden's. :)

Playing in the band Gloss with Jimi at the Electric Tipi festival.

Playing in the band Gloss with Jimi at the Electric Tipi festival.

martin 000-28vs, mule resophonic, kenny hill torres guitar

My three acoustic. From left to right: Martin 000-28VS, Mule Resonator, Hill "FE-18 Torres" model