Arda Bagcioglu

Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Instructor

Arda’s Bio 

Experiences I’ve had include teaching private lessons, music schools, church, original bands,cover bands, duos, trios, private parties, festivals, special events, clubs, and weddings for over 20 years! Opened for Chuck Berry, Uriah Heep, Blues Brothers,The Wailers , Marshall Tucker Band, Nantucket, played shows with Jimi Hendrix’s percussionist Gerardo Velez and Lynyrd Skynyrd original drummer and hall of famer Bob Burns. Played on “Rock Legends Cruise 2011” and “Simple Man Cruise 2012” with Preacher Stone and shared the stage with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Blackberry Smoke, Steppen Wolf,Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Molly Hatchet, Doobie Brothers, Foghat, Pat Travers, Blackfoot and many more national acts. Performed at Carolina Country Music Festival with Moses Jones in 2017,among other artists such as Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean,  Montgomery Gentry, Big And Rich, Darius Rocker, Davison Brothers, Gretchen Wilson, Kip Moore,Lee Brice and many more…

Played more than 2500 shows overseas and more than 25 states including major cities like Nashville, Austin, New York City, L.A, Atlantic City.  Won “Best World Arda BagciogluMusic Artist w/ Tsunami Wave Riders” at Charlotte Music Awards in 2009 and won “Best Country Artist w/ Jeff Luckadoo & Southern Wave” at Charlotte music awards in 2011. Won “Best Country Band of The Year and”Charlotte Blues Society Competition with Moses Jones in 2017. Performed At International Blues Challenge in Memphis with Moses Jones in 2018. Played shows with bands such as Preacher Stone, Moses Jones, Wink Keziah, Michael Tracy Band, Flashback Party Band, Emerald Empire Band, Right To Party Band, The Extraordinaires, Jeff Luckadoo & Southern Wave, ThrowbackThursday Party Band, Tsunami Wave Riders, Shannon Lee, Jade Moore, Lisa De Novo, Terri Marie, Leaving Texas, Stella Rising, Brett Greer Band,  Honky Tonk Playboys, Tastes Like Chicken,Redemption Church Band and recorded with Wink Keziah, Michael Tracy, Moses Jones and Shannon Lee.

My approach to students is to keep them engaged by learning songs, music theory, and teaching proper technique. Those techniques are : Picking, legato, arpeggios, chord structures, scales, improvisation,rhythm. I teach in many different styles: Rock, blues, country,honky tonk, classic-rock, hard-rock, jazz-rock,pop,soul and funk.