Bruce Arnold Guitarist, Composer, Author and Educator
Bruce Arnold Guitarist
You can only watch your son play air guitar on a tennis racket for so long. That’s why Bruce Arnold’s mother gave in to her 8 year old son’s obsession and bought him his first guitar. By 5th grade, he had his own performing band.
The love affair with the six-stringed goddess has led Bruce down many paths in life- from the rock and roll, country and blues of his early years of playing in Sioux Falls, through jazz and his years at the Berklee School of Music where he was a student and later, a teacher.
Bruce as Educator
It continued as he honed his chops as an instructor at The New England Conservatory, Dartmouth, NYU, The New School and Princeton. He also developed an educational website called Muse Eek Publishing Inc.
Bruce’s Music and Recordings
Other pathways emerged of a theoretical nature— Twelve tone theory and pitch class set theory, and how their sounds and constructs might be used in the expression of improvisation. Groundbreaking critically acclaimed recordings ensued in a steady stream.
Bruce’s Educational Output
Along the way Bruce has played with some of the best musicians around, and written some of the most challenging books of music education. His teaching has paved the way for countless students to reach their full potentials, and attend the institutions of learning of their choice.
As you read this Bruce is probably practicing, writing or playing. Cascades of notes emanate from his studio. The love affair continues.
Bruce Arnold Music Education Genealogy Chart
You might enjoy checking out the “Music Education Genealogy Chart.” You will clearly see the historic progression of music pedagogy that so effected Bruce’s development.