Dec 6, 2013
Location: Both locations by appointment.
Dave Arazmo began playing the guitar at age 13. He practiced 8 to 9 hours a day and learned melodies by ear from listening to records and tapes even figuring out television themes like Sanford & Son, Night Rider, The Rockford Files and Price is Right theme. Dave loves to record, yet does so rarely. Dave's influences are Van Halen, Randy Rhodes, Steve Morse, Yngwie, Albert Lee, Eric Johnson, and Al Dimeola, to name a few. Dave also digs players like Guthrie Govan, Johnny Hiland, and the guys in Avenged 7 Fold. Dave has been working as professional musician since 1988 and has played in a variety of musical acts from metal to a Doo-Wop Oldies band and a Touring Bee Gees tribute. Dave began teaching guitar at age eighteen at Seminole Music. Dave also studied the guitar with Joe Braccio.
In 1989 Dave took his band "Arazmo" on the road with Fantasma Productions. In 1994 and 1995 Dave won "Best Guitarist" in the Bay Area Music Awards. The Arazmo band released "Notice to Appear" a 15 song original cd in 1995. Good luck finding it on ebay.
In 1997, Dave won Guitar Wars and an autographed George Lynch guitar, sponsored by Gator's on the Pass, ESP guitars, and Seminole Music. Dave released "Control the Monster" an 11 original cd in 2000. In April 2004, Dave won at the Tampa Guitar Center in the "Guitarmageddon" contest. Dave continues his dedication to music by performing with his current act: Dave Arazmo and The Showkillers (Sunday nd Monday nights at Ricky T's) and as owner of American Rock School. Dave keeps students motivated and excited about music with a variety of musical examples and exercises with proper attention on technique and theory. Dave teaches experienced players who desire to learn improvisational skills and get a better understanding of theory on the guitar. Rock, blues, country and some jazz. Dave wants you to be versatile and know what you're doing.
Please register today or call to set up your lessons