Matt Rossa is a resident instructor and clinician at Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy with 18+ years playing and performance experience, and 6+ years teaching experience. He is signed under Prosthetic Records with his band Exist, which has an active biannual touring cycle as well as semi-annual album release cycle. Matthew is an Xotic Effects & Guitars artist, a Gravity Picks artist, and a featured artist by John Page Guitars. His training comes from Maurice’s studio in jazz, blues, rock, music theory, and various fingerstyle methods. Matthew enjoys teaching a wide array of musical styles on guitar for all ages, and always looks for fun and inspiration for each student.

Vol 3 - 2 5 1 Progression

Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy 

Past and Present Students are Professional Musicians In

Army Band

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



Maru Martinez Faust

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

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

Maurice Arenas' 

"The Art of Fusion volumes 1 - 6"

Vol 5 - Chords and the CAGED System

matt rossa

Laurie Arenas

Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy 

Past and Present Students Are Teachers At

Laurie Arenas comes from a musical family where she began singing and playing piano at the age of 5.  She also began studying flute in the fifth grade.  She continued her schooling participating in concert band, marching band, solo and ensemble, all county chorus, all county band, the Frederick Flute Choir, and Jazz band. During her studies at Bridgewater College, Laurie participated in concert band and took private lessons in both piano and flute, for which she had a scholarship. Laurie has been a soloist for worship, weddings, funerals, directed church youth choirs and musicals as well as directed adult choirs and Christmas cantatas.  Laurie was a member of the FCOB Praise Bands Living Water and the 538 Band as a lead vocalist / worship leader where she performed most weekends for worship as well as other area concerts and performances.
Laurie is passionate about music and loves sharing both teaching and performance.  She is happy to teach students of all ages and encourages students to learn the proper skills while still retaining their own unique musical tastes and goals. Laurie specializes in worship vocals, broadway, pop, and classical and basic piano techniques.

Vol 4 - ​Technique and Speed Development

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

"go Where The Pros Go"

Vol 2 - Arpeggios and Sweep Picking

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.

Vol 6 - Advanced Fusion Concepts

  • 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.

Vol 1 - Soloing Basics

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

Berklee College Of Music

Hood College
Music and Arts
Make N Music
Shepherd University
Frederick Rock School
Duet with Music

Sloan School of Music
Barbara Ingram School of the Arts
Cumberland Valley School of Music
St. Johns at Prospect Hall
St. Maria Gorett

Carroll Community Collegei
Hagerstown Community College
Frederick Community College
La Guardia Community College
Carroll Community College
Shenandoah Conservatory
Denver University
San Francisco Conservatory