ARNELL BYRD Guitar/Vocal Instructor

arnell_byrdArnell Byrd is special combination of guitar virtuoso and talented vocalist and he loves to share the language of music with his students.  Rock, blues, jazz, classical – you name it he’s got it covered.  He studied classical music at PGCC for 2 years before heading to Howard University for his degree in classical guitar with a voice minor.  But he didn’t stop there and has studied guitar under some pretty amazing players where he learned jazz, blues, R&B  and rock including  Fred Karns, Bill Biesecker and Paul Bellenbach to name a few.  Arnell has an extensive performing background which includes various R&B artists such as: Shanice Wilson, Eddie Murphy, The Gap Band, Bernie Wornell of P-Funk, Star Point, Maniquin featuring ( vocalist) Kenny Latimore. More recently he has toured with Aaron Carter, younger brother of Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys), andJohnny Gill from New Edition. Arnell has toured extensively throughout America as well as abroad.  He has done TV spots for Disney, the Arsenio Hall Show, and even the firstJay Leno show with Shanice Wilson