Arnie Vilches - Guitarist For The Stars.

Arnie Vilches - Guitarist For The Stars.

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Hi, my name is Arnie Vilches.

I have over 35 years of experience in the music business. I have traveled the world with several Grammy award winning artists as their lead guitarist.

I work with Lead vocalist Bobby Kimball of ToTo, Singer Songwriter Bill Champlin from the Band Chicago, Singer/Guitarist Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad to name a few.

I know what it takes to be a successful musician/artist.

I teach locally in the Huntington Beach CA area.

I also do online lessons via Zoom, FaceTime or Skype and have many students all across the country.

I tailor my lesson plan to exactly what you want to learn.

From Classical to Rock’n Roll I am an expert in many styles of music.

I provide all the material you need to learn how to play your instrument while making it interesting and fun.

No one is too young or too old to learn how to play music!

I have been playing guitar since I was 4 years old. Brought up in a musical family in Philadelphia, I quickly learned how to play a variety of string and percussion instruments.

At age 13 I started playing professionally as the lead guitarist/vocalist of my own rock band and continue to do so to this day. I’ve been in the music business for over 35 years.

I love music! Listening to it, playing it, watching the reaction of people who listen. I love to share the gift with everyone. Especially those who want to learn how to do what I do.


Hired 18 times
1 employee
29 years in business
Serves Huntington Beach , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle

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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Naylla K.

    Arnie is awesome! Breaks down the lessons at my pace and helps me focus on improving each week.
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    December 28, 2021
    Hired on Lessons


    Samara D.

    An inspiring and patient teacher, Arnie has customized my lessons do my needs and goals. I’ve been extremely impressed with Arnie’s attentiveness, he is always on time and thoughtful about lesson content. 5 stars!
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    January 13, 2021
    Hired on Lessons


    Kristin C.

    Very professional with a personal touch!!
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    May 10, 2019
    Hired on Lessons


    Vern J.

    Arnie has taught me basic chord, finger exercises and given me a basic understanding of rhythm and steady beat. He also has shown me basic charting and notes for reading music. Arnie is very patient and understanding. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
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    December 11, 2018
    Hired on Lessons


    Bob M.

    Very humble and gracious for such an exceptional musician. Very patient and understanding. He has the ability to relate to every student and makes lessons enjoyable. His vast musical knowledge makes lessons fun, even for beginners and those who dont get it real quick (like me!). I would recommend Arnie for all ages groups. A real gem.
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    May 15, 2018

    Frequently asked questions

    I find out where you are at musically and technically. Then I formulate a lesson plan, specifically tailored for you.
    I have a Masters Degree in Guitarology. I’ve been on TV, radio, hundreds of recordings and have been playing professionally in bands since I was 13 years old.

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    Services offered

    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory