• Highly talented professional musician and teacher offering 19 years experience in music education and 23 years performance experience in the music industry.
• Areas of expertise include guitar and bass education and performance, music theory, arranging and composition.
• Possesses a high level of communication skills combined with patience, self-motivation, initiative and the ability to work well with others.
• Versatile and able to adapt teaching styles to the needs of new students and circumstances.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Arkansas
Major: Music with guitar emphasis
Full time, Self-employed, Private Music Instructor, Fayetteville AR
1996 - present
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Music Theory Instructor
▪ Teach students the fundamentals of guitar and bass technique in musical styles including rock, pop, jazz, country, and classical from beginning to advanced levels.
▪ Teach the aspects of sight reading, music theory, composition, and improvisation.
▪ Conduct college level preparation for those students wishing to pursue a college degree in music.
▪ Often referred by University of Arkansas Guitar Department Head Dr. James Greeson to prepare students for the guitar or bass performance degree.
2000-2001 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR
MUAC 1321 Class Guitar Lecturer
▪ Organized and taught curriculum for MUAC 1321 Class Guitar to 30 students of varying musical ability.
▪ First to initiate the splitting of the class into smaller groups so more individual attention could be
given to students and students of similar music backgrounds would be together.
• Highly talented musician with extensive experience entertaining live audiences in nightclubs, concert halls, festivals, musical theater, churches and restaurants.
Randy Soller - Solo performer
▪ Play and sing original and cover music in various venue types ranging from restaurants, clubs, weddings to festivals.
▪ Play and arrange rock, jazz, pop, and country from the last 4 decades of music.
Bassist for the funk rock band Groovement
▪ Performed all bass parts and backing vocals weekly.
▪ Played a key role in all writing and recording of the band’s original music.
▪ Played an integral part planning the successful album release party.
▪ Won the 2009 Waka Winter Classic which lead to a performance at the Wakarusa Festival at Mulberry Mountain that same year.
▪ Built the foundation for a solid fan base touring Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
Bassist for the T.J. Scarlett Band
▪ Performed all bass parts and backing vocals every week for a 300 title song list that included rock, pop, and country from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s.
Guitarist for the T.J. Scarlett Duo
▪ Performed same duties as above on guitar
Northeastern State University, Talequah OK
1996, 1997, 1999
▪ Performed 5 nights a week to a sold out show.
▪ Provided live music for the River City Player singers and dancers in two different variety shows.
▪ Role required an extensive knowledge of diverse musical genres. Also required an advanced level of chord chart sight-reading.
▪ Transcribed and arranged big band, jazz, mainstream pop, rock and country music for the show.
Dr. James Greeson -Former University of Arkansas Dept. of Music - Guitar, Theory and Composition Professor
Chuck Walker -previous student
Michell Hennigan - previous student