Guitarist, music educator joins Music Tree faculty

Renowned guitarist Arnold Cardon’s career has taken him across the country and Asia as a backup guitarist for touring acts. He has performed with country, jazz, blues, and rock bands and is considered by many to be one the best guitarists in contemporary American music.

Mr. Arnold also has managed double duty as a music educator with specialties in guitar instruction and garage band development. The Music Tree is proud to welcome Mr. Arnold to our faculty and announce his availability for lessons to guitar students of all ages and performance levels.

He was born and raised in New Mexico and spent several years on the Los Angeles music scene. A guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer, Mr. Arnold Cardon (AC) has performed and recorded with the following artists listed with their bands/musical acts: Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce and Dumpstaphunk), Duff McCagen (Guns and Roses, and Velvet Revolver), Ivan Neville (Neville Brothers, Dumpstaphunk), Money B (Digital Underground, KNN), Romeo Johnson (Michael Jackson and “The Voice” TV Production), Brian Becvar (Celine Dion, John Cougar, Michael Bolton, Real Music Label Artist), and John Harrington (Steely Dan).

Mr. Arnold has celebrated a single instrumental release entitled “Ambience” that was selected for Sir Paul McCartney’s Garland Appeal “Familiar Mysteries” compilation album for the Garland Appeal Series to fight breast cancer.

His musical diversity has brought him to open for many headlining acts including Heart, Alice Cooper, Run DMC, Manhattan Transfer and Tower Of Power. He has toured overseas to places like Indo-China performing for The HardRock Café and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Mr. Arnold’s studio guitar work can be heard on many releases throughout the Southwest ranging from Country, Flamenco, Funk to Rock/Metal and even on Jazz radio from Colorado to California as his versatility has earned him the “A” call list and a New Mexico Music Award.

He has gathered a local following as a regular performer at the Henry Turner Jr. Listening Room and Heritage Museum.

Mr. Arnold is endorsed by Essential Sound Products Inc. A/C power cords, Dafloe Remote WrapTye, Phil Jones Bass and Acoustic Guitar Amps and Cabs and Dava guitar picks.

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