Randy Soller

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Summary
    •    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.

Education
Bachelor of Arts, University of Arkansas
August 1998
Major: Music with guitar emphasis

Teaching Experience

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.

Performance Experience

    •    Highly talented musician with extensive experience entertaining live audiences in nightclubs, concert halls, festivals, musical theater, churches and restaurants.

2001-present
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.

2008-2011
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
Musician/Arranger
    ▪    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.

References
Dr. James Greeson -Former University of Arkansas Dept. of Music - Guitar, Theory and Composition Professor
479-422-6036
    

Chuck Walker -previous student
479-236-7723

Michell Hennigan - previous student
479-466-6034

HOURS

Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-8pm

 

ADDRESS

31 E. Center St. Suite 200G

Fayetteville AR  72701