Phil Arnold



A 20-year veteran of NYC's music scene, Phil is currently performing as a Jazz Artist and teaching in Albuquerque, NM.

Youth Jazz Improv Class


Every Saturday 3-5, NM Jazz Workshop

  • For Music students aged 13-18. This ongoing class focuses on learning chords, progressions and creating harmonies while playing fun standards like Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man. Jazz scales, modes, cool "licks" and other melodic devices are introduced, along with listening and studying transcriptions of legendary jazz soloists. A bit of brainwork combined with lots of "hands-on" experience playing and performing classic standards of jazz is the main focus of each weekly 2-hour session.  Students should have a minimum of 1 year experience in a school music program, and know their Concert  Bb, Eb, and F Major scales.

We meet every Saturday, Drop-ins welcome!


About Phil Arnold

Phil is a professional musician who specializes in performing and teaching Jazz Music. his credentials include performing as a soloist with Clark Terry, Woody Shaw, Dizzy Gillespie, and many other Jazz, Blues, Latin and Pop artists. Recently, Phil has begun touring in the Southwest  as a Jazz Clinician for college and university programs. Phil is also K-12 certified, and has taught hundreds of young musicians in public school Band programs in New York and in New Mexico.


Makin' The Changes

Stay tuned for free exercises and practice tracks from Phil's new Jazz method, Makin' The Changes.


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Phil Arnold Music

11 Camino Yrisarri, Tijeras, NM 87059, us

(505) 281-4944


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed