Vol 5 - Chords and the CAGED System

Vol 1 - Soloing Basics

Maurice Arenas is a featured instructor on TrueFire alongside Tommy Emmanuel, Robben Ford, Stu Hamm, Carl Verheyen, Sonny Landreth, Pat Martino, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa and Larry Carlton.

Chaz Aguado is a resident instructor and clinician at Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy. Chaz has a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance and is in the process of completing his Doctorate in Guitar. Chaz performs and teaches a variety of different styles of guitar and is an exemplary musician in his own right. Chaz's Debut EP should be due in 2018. Chaz accepts all ages and levels of students and enjoys teaching beginners. 


Music and Arts
Make N Music
Rocketeria
Carpenters World of Music
Frederick Rock School
Duet with Music
Barbara Ingram School of the Arts
Cumberland Valley School of Music
St. Johns at Prospect Hall
St. Maria Goretti
Hagerstown Community College
Frederick Community College
La Guardia Community College
Tune Up Philly
Shenandoah Conservatory
Denver University
San Francisco Conservatory

Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy 

Past and Present Students Are Teachers At

  • We provide quality musical equipment for our students to learn with and are always updating it for the best possible learning experience.
  • We provide a clean and friendly atmosphere for learning.
  • Maurice Arenas is an instructors instructor. His best students are instructors in this area as well at many colleges and music schools and conservatories all across the country.
  • We teach all the fundamentals of music to help a student go to a music school or conservatory.
  • Some of our students have gone to schools like Juilliard, San Francisco Conservatory, Mannes School of Music, Berklee and many more.
  • We offer programs for students to learn and perform in master classes with some of the worlds best guitarists
  • We offer recitals, group clinics and master classes for all our students. 
  • We accept all levels, from complete beginners to advanced musicians, semiprofessional and professional musicians as well.
  • We help you achieve your musical goals while having fun and not neglecting the most important fundamentals of music.

​Why Study at Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy in Frederick, Maryland?

you can Study With One Of The USA's Top Music Instructors

"go Where The Pros Go"

Hale bushlow

Vol 3 - 2 5 1 Progression

Vol 6 - Advanced Fusion Concepts


  • Electric Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Uke
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin
  • ​Music Theory

Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy 

Past and Present Students are Professional Musicians In

​​​Maurice Arenas

Hale Bushlow is a Senior instructor and clinician at Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy with over 47+ years playing and performing experience and over 20 years teaching experience. As an instructor he is well versed in Fingerstyle, Country. Pop, Jazz, Blues and Rock on Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and Bass Guitar. His diversity in styles adds emphasis on Improvisation, fingerboard knowledge, the CAGED System, Nashville Numbers and Music Theory. Hale enjoys teaching all levels and is very friendly and helpful with beginners first starting out. Hale's biggest maxim is to make sure the student learns all the necessary fundamentals including proper playing technique.


  • Music Theory
  • Nashville Numbers
  • Composition / Songwriting
  • Proper Playing Technique / Kinesiology
  • Improvisation / Lydian Chromatic Concept
  • Fingerboard Knowledge / CAGED System
  • ​Sweep Picking, Hybrid Picking, Advanced Playing Concepts

Now you can also study with Maurice Arenas Online

Please visit the contact page for more info

Vol 4 - ​Technique and Speed Development

Chaz Aguado

Maurice Arenas' 

"The Art of Fusion volumes 1 - 6"

Army Band

Marine Band
Navy Band
Tommy Dorsey Band
Duffy Kane and Freedom Train
Jeff Loomis Band
Dillinger Escape Plan
August Burns Red
Cynic
Death 

Exist

Vol 2 - Arpeggios and Sweep Picking