- Arda is an amazing musician and teacher.  I had never played a guitar in my life but wanted to learn in the worst way.  An internet search lead me to Arda's website.  After looking over his videos my first thought was that learning from a guitarist this talented would be too intimidating for me.  I called him up anyway and found Arda to be a very patient and dedicated teacher.  I've been a student of Arda's for over 2 years now and would highly recommend him to anyone.  38 YEARS OLD

- Arda has been our son’s guitar instructor for over a year.  Arda works well with our son, who looks forward to his lessons each week.  We find Arda to be very knowledgeable and patient as our son has progressed well from having no guitar knowledge to being able to play most of “Stairway to Heaven”.  If our son does not understand something, Arda will explain it a different way until our son understands the material.  We would highly recommend Arda, whether one is a novice or a skilled guitar player.  FATHER OF 11 YEARS OLD

- Arda is a fantastic teacher! I’ve been trying to learn guitar for years, but in only a few months with Arda, I’m already starting to write my own songs. He listens and gives constructive feedback, and has tailored the lessons for my particular interests and needs as a vocalist. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn from someone who is both a great instructor, as well as a truly talented professional musician.  44 YEARS OLD FULL TIME SINGER,SONGWRITER,GUITAR PLAYER

-  "Arda is an experienced musician who is an effective and down to earth teacher.  As a beginning older student, he manages to keep me engaged while still hammering the fundamentals that'll I'll need to actually play well.   You'll learn more than just how to play.  You'll also learn to understand music and the theory behind it.  50 YEARS OLD

- Arda has been teaching my son almost 4 years, now my son can play evertyhing from rock rongs to christmas songs, from country rhytms to fast solos.I've watched him teach few times, he is always fun,patient and gives very good direction and advice. I highly recommend him to anyone.  MOTHER OF 12 YEARS OLD

- I've been playing guitar for several years, but never learned music theory and advanced techniques. I've been working with Arda for 2 years. I've increased my knowledge extensively. Chord inversions, scales, modes, sweep picking, chicken pickin' are just some of em. Now when i write songs and solos for my band, and when i improvise while on the stage i have lots of different approaches and ideas in my mind. Arda is one of the best guitar teachers and performers in the Carolinas.  36 YEARS OLD PART-TIME MUSICIAN

- I started playing guitar years ago, thumbing my way through books. For years I was pretty stagnant in my playing. Though I picked up some chords and a few riffs there was always something missing. As it turns out nothing replaces the understanding and structure that comes from an learning with an instructor. I was fortunate to know a guy who knew Arda and who had recommended I check him out. I did a youtube search and found a video of Arda playing "Scuttle Buttin" by Stevie Ray Vaughan. For me, that video was the resume I needed to see to sit down and see where Arda could lead me.  In my first session Arda took the time to discover what I knew, examine how I played, and find out what I wanted to get out of the lessons. He used those assessments to craft my future lessons. With each passing week of lessons I could tell I was improving and also understanding what I was doing. For the first time things were starting to click. Arda recognized this and pushed me to perform better and better each week.  Arda didn't just let me skate by, he held me to the potential he saw in me. He gave me home study based off our session and his enthusiasm kept me wanting to surpass each lesson. Then, once I learned scales and chords (including triads), Arda began to introduce me to music theory. For me it was the right time and pace to mix theory with my growing knowledge and abilities. Arda has made me not only a better guitarist but a better musician. If you are thinking about a guitar instructor, Look no further. I think after one or two lessons, you'll agree he's the guy you want to learn from. Not only will he show you how to play but he will show you how to use what you learn and why.  42 YEARS OLD


- Arda has been teaching my son Alex for about a year, and we love him! He is such a patient teacher, and that is so important in working with kids. He doesn't just teach lessons out of the book, but is also great about teaching him songs that he wants to learn. This really keeps my son interested. We honestly can't say anything bad about Arda. He is a wonderful teacher and an all around genuine person. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to have a super cool guitar teacher. We've also seen him play out at a show. The whole family went and had a great time. Alex thinks it is awesome that his teacher also plays regularly at many different places.  MOTHER OF 11 YEARS OLD