• 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.

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.

Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy 

Past and Present Students Are Teachers At

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

Matt Rossa is a resident instructor and clinician at Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy with 16+ years playing and performance experience, and 5+ 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.

Peter Heiss grew up in Rockville, Maryland and started taking piano lessons at a young age. After getting a musical foundation on piano he started playing guitar at age 13. He quickly became enamored with the sound of the guitar and its music. In high school he was involved in jazz, rock bands, solo acoustic guitar and song writing.  He went to college for Classical guitar and later finished a Master's degree in Guitar Performance. Heiss regularly performs live music in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and West Virginia.

Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy 

Past and Present Students are Professional Musicians In

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

"go Where The Pros Go"

Vol 2 - Arpeggios and Sweep Picking

Vol 3 - 2 5 1 Progression


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

matt rossa

Vol 1 - Soloing Basics

Vol 5 - Chords and the CAGED System

Vol 6 - Advanced Fusion Concepts

Vol 4 - ​Technique and Speed Development

Peter Heiss

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

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Maru Martinez Faust


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


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Make N Music
Rocketeria
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