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​​​​Maurice Arenas

Artist News

Maurice Arenas is currently recording different projects with Oz Noy and David Grissom that will be released very soon.

Maurice Arenas has recorded a variety of his compositions in a fusion rock project with fellow TrueFire Instructor Joe Pinnavaia. Be sure to check them out on Spotify and Apple Music.

Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy is now on Facebook, be sure to like and follow us for new and upcoming events.

Maurice has recently finished filming a new Jazz Course for Mike's Master Classes on the Duke Ellington Classic "Take The A Train". Release date is this month.

Maurice is currently working on 2 new courses. One is for TrueFire which is on Blues Guitar, the other is for Mike's Master Classes which is on traditional Jazz Improvisation.

Maurice Arenas is happy to announce his new TrueFire course on sweep picking and hybrid picking is out and on sale at TrueFire. Be sure to download it.

Maurice is proud to announce that he is a member of the ZT Amplifiers Artist Family. Maurice loves his lunchbox amp because it is light and easy to carry and is loud for the clinics and workshops he hosts.

Maurice Arenas is proud to announce that he is currently a member of the Cool Picks Artist Family. He is proud of his new friendship with Cool and will be doing some demonstration videos for the company.

Maurice Arenas is proud to announce he is currently working on his 2nd and 3rd TrueFire Instructional Video Courses which should be released sometime in 2019. The TrueFire Coursse will be called "Sweep Picking And Economy Picking Secrets For Improvisation" and "Hybrid Picking Etude".

Maurice Arenas is proud to announce he is currently a member of the Lunastone family and is happily endorsing Lunastone Pedals. Maurice is a huge fan of the True Overdrive 1 and 2 pedals.

Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy welcomes veteran instructor Chaz Aquado to the staff. Chaz is finishing up his PhD in Music Performance and has studied with some of the best guitarists in the world.

Maurice Arenas has done 4 duo jazz videos with fellow TrueFire Instructor and Berklee Instructor Sheryl Bailey. The first of the four duo videos is above called "All The Things You Are". Be sure to subscribe to Maurice Arenas YouTube Channel for future music and instructional videos.


Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy welcomes veteran instructor Hale Bushlow to the staff. Hale has 47+ years of experience on guitar and over 20+ years of teaching experience as well to match. Maurice is very excited to have Hale on board. To see and hear Hale check out Halebushlowguitar on Instagram.


Maurice is a featured artist on Bedell Guitars website, be sure to check out his artist profile and all current artist acoustic news at Bedell Guitars.


Maurice now endorses T. Jauernig Pedals. He loves the versatility of the Kollmanation pedal for various modern gain sounds and the Ricochet for it's versatility in truly recapturing a very real analog sounding tape echo sound while being reliable on the road and in the studio.


Maurice now endorses Keeley Electronics Pedals. Maurice has been a fan of Robert Keeley's work for many years now and is proud to be a part of the Keeley Artist family.


Maurice was featured in Bedell Guitars as well as in Dean Markley Strings social media page displaying some of guitar tracks in his upcoming album.


Maurice is very proud to be a part of the Dean Markley Strings Artist family. Maurice endorses the  Vintage Nickel brand electric guitar strings and the Vintage Bronze Strings for the steel string acoustic Bedell Blackbird Orchestra he is playing on stage and in the studio. 


Maurice is now endorsing Bedell Steel String Acoustic GuitarsBedell is the only company that has "Seed to Song" documentation for all of their instruments and is very environmentally conscious about their efforts in building the highest quality American Boutique Acoustic Steel String Guitars. Keep an eye out for Maurice demoing his Bedell here and on the Bedell website soon.

Maurice is now endorsing Chemistry Design Werks products. They have an innovative pedalboard and case called the "Holeyboard" which is absolutely something you need for the road and for the studio!

Maurice Arenas Now Offers Guitar Lessons on Skype
Go to the Contact Page for more info :)

Maurice Arenas Guitar academy 204A West Patrick Street 

Frederick, Maryland  21701

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