Wes Arvin

Address Jacksonville, FL USA
URL http://myspace.com/wesarvinmusic
Email guitarwes@comcast.net
Phone # 904-699-6779
Instruments Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar, Recording, Theory, Ear Training, Composition
Musical Styles Rock/Pop, Alternative, Funk/R&B, Metal, Blues, Slide, Jazz, Rap, Punk, Reggae, World, Acoustic/Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Christian, Classical, Flamenco, Electronica, Experimental, Jazz Chord Melodies, Solo Guitar, How To Play and Perform In A Band/Group S
Skill Levels All levels

Personal Statement

Music, while extremely powerful, should never be taken too seriously. Music is fun! I'll teach you not only the songs you love to listen to, but also the tools necessary to play and understand those songs. I'll also guide you in transcribing, soloing, and composition. I'm from the south...we like to simplify things down here...I'll help translate all of that musical techno-jargon (like string-skipping, pentatronic scales, melodious minor arppegiatory application, upper-tertian plutonic harmony, etc.) into visual shapes, sounds, and words we're all familiar with. If I don't already have a great transcription of your favorite songs (20+ yrs of guitar magazines, categorized by song and artist), we'll make one together on the spot. Bring a guitar (or contact me for info on purchasing a guitar and supplies) and let's make some music!

Teaching Details

Teaching Experience 5 Years
Teaching Location Jacksonville University, Schroeder's School of Music, Music of Note, At my Home Studio.
Lesson Rates $35 per Hour. $20 per Half Hour. Prorated at $90/$160 mo. to take into account 4/5 week months.
Discounts Refer a friend that signs up and get a free lesson!
Cancellation Policy 24 hrs notice required. 2 vacation days per year, overridden under special circumstances ("we forgot" is not an excuse...but a doctor's appointment is an excuse). If possible, I'll reschedule to avoid having to lose your alloted 2 vacation days.
Teaching Hours
Sunday: Closed.
Monday: 2pm-9pm @ Scroeder's
Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday: 2pm-9pm @ Schoeder's
Thursday: 11am-9pm @ Home Studio
Friday: 11am-6pm @ Music Of Note
Saturday: 11am-6pm @ Music Of Note
Musical Influences From Clapton to Vai, Benson to Santana, Montgomery to Metheny, Sor to Segovia, Zeppelin to Coheed...these are just guitar influences. True musicians are influenced by everyone and everything!
Performing Experience Various Jazz bands in Landon/Douglas Anderson/J.U., traveling all over the world (from New York to France). Also perform(ed) in Token Blonde, Sax of Soul, Telescope, Something Distant, New Life church praise band, Access Church (Northpoint) etc.
Education & Training 18 years playing, 5 years teaching. B.M. Music Performance from Jacksonville University. 15 yrs performing experience. Played with Santana at age 11.