About Me

Roger Paterson BMus(Hons)

Roger Paterson started his training at the Junior Academy of Music of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). He went on to study at and graduated from the University of Glasgow with an honours degree in Music in 2007. He has since studied with Iain Paton.

Since 2015, Roger has been a full-time opera singer and has sung with Ilford Arts Opera (Un Ballo in Maschera, Verdi), Arcola Theatre (Grimeborn Festival), Goro in Madama Butterfly, Puccini and will be performing with Opera Holland Park this summer.

From 2013, Roger started to give recitals as a classical singer and is also a founding member of Scozzesi, performing across Scotland.

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I am a passionate teacher of music. I ensure that my pupils learn and understand the theory of music and the technique of the instrument they are learning so that they get the best out of the musical instrument and this ensures that the learning process is enjoyable.

I do my best to teach in a balanced way that my pupils develop an all-round music understanding and sound musicianship. The lessons I tutor are structured and consistent and my music students are encouraged every step of the way.

Since 2009 I have taught students aged from five to sixty-five, encouraging them to take ABRSM exams and to take part in music festivals. I have also assisted school students with their Standard Grades, National 4s and 5s and Highers and undergraduate university students with their assignments.

Other Performing

As a trumpeter, I was principal trumpeter for the Ayrshire Symphony Orchestra until 2013 and now I am a guest principal for them at their Christmas and Spring concerts and I have also worked as a freelance orchestral player. I played with the Kelvin Ensemble while attending the University of Glasgow.

As a pianist, other than accompanying my pupils, I play piano for my local church and I have worked as a freelance accompanist.

From 2007-2015, I was Music Director of the Come Back to God Missionary Society in Saltcoats which involved a schedule of workshops, teaching, studio work, accompanying and arranging. I also conducted, and accompanied, the vocal group “The Singers”, who perform throughout the year at community events and social engagements.


I perform across the United Kingdom. I only teach from my own studio and occasionally on a peripatetic basis. If you are interested in booking me then please use the contact form.

Roger is also available to hire through Classical Musicians Scotland and his profile can be viewed here

Upcoming engagements

All welcome

Recent engagements

Some of Roger's recent engagements

Roger Paterson

Time Zone Theatre's production of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Mozart & Salieri

Roger will be appearing in this production, cast as the role of Mozart.

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