Study guitar with
Enroll in Sonora Guitar Intensive and study 1-on-1 with Arianna Powell for 3 months.
Receive weekly lessons, daily feedback on your playing, and a clear path to fretboard fluency.
Touring and session guitarist
Arianna Powell is a touring and session guitarist based in Los Angeles, California. She has played several major national and international tours behind a few of the world’s biggest pop stars including Halsey, Nick Jonas, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown and one of Asia’s biggest stars, JJ Lin, under the direction of David Foster. She has played in house bands of American Idol, Taraji’s White Hot Holiday Special, and with Dua Lipa, Lauren Jauregui, Will.I.AM and more on late night TV shows including SNL, Ellen, Seth Meyers, James Cordon and Graham Norton. While touring, Arianna has performed many famous venues including Madison Square Garden, Wembley Stadium, O2, The Forum, Hollywood Bowl and more. In May 2017, she was featured in Guitar Player Magazine’s cover story, “50 Sensational Female Guitarists.” Known for her chord melodies and solo guitar playing, she has been hired to arrange and record stripped versions of pop songs with Halsey, Daya and more. Halsey’s Manic Deluxe album features several stripped tracks with Arianna’s playing and background vocals.
Arianna is also a composer and educator. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Music Education with a concentration in Jazz Guitar from Duquesne University. She has taught hundreds of private students over the years in a variety of genres such as blues, rock, Americana, jazz, metal and has a masterclass with PickUp Music on chord melodies. Arianna has endorsed several companies over the years including Gibson, Fender, Suhr, PRS, EarthQuaker Devices, Strymon Engineering, Keeley Electronics, Moody Leather and Kemper Amps. Arianna has been hired to demo several products for Epiphone, Fender, Orangewood Guitars, EQD and more. Her Instagram following exceeds 50k followers, a platform she devotes primarily to posting chord melodies. She’s involved in several creative endeavors, including writing loops for hip hop, pop and electronic producers, a solo guitar project and collaborating with various artists.
Sonora Guitar Intensive
Made for intermediate guitar players, Sonora is a 3-month intensive program that helps you break through multi-year plateaus and find your creative freedom.
Cutting Edge Software
Absorb, polish, and retain core concepts through accelerated learning and language acquisition techniques.
Learn and engage with with industry-leading musicians 5 days per week in our live classes.
Chat with your mentor in real-time. You’ll also get detailed feedback when you share videos of your guitar playing.
A modern approach to study
Unlike private lessons, Sonora's Fellowship students get unlimited access to feedback so learning and progress can happen every day – not just once a week.
THE OLD WAY
Traditional weekly lessons
Students met with an instructor for just an hour, once a week. For the remainer of that week, students were more likely to practice bad habits and progress slowly.
THE MODERN WAY
Sonora's anytime framework
Students get unlimited access to a mentor, 7 days a week. Along with a custom daily practice plan, forward progress can happen rapidly and at any time.
A clear path to
Our curriculum helps you achieve a complete understanding of the foundations of music, regardless of your playing style.
Over 20 years experience
Developed by deeply experienced music educators, our comprehensive curriculum identifies the key skills required to advance your musicianship.
Successfully tested by thousands
Our curriculum is proven. Over a thousand Sonora students have successfully broken through their learning plateaus and unlocked fretboard fluency.
Years of study condensed into months
Our students make more progress in 3-6 months of intensive study in our program than most students make in several years.
Grow with our community
Sonora connects you with other intermediate guitar players pursuing creative fluency.
Our community is a great place to find practice buddies, share progress, get feedback, and cheer each other on — all with the support of the whole Sonora team.Apply Now
Join our industry leading guitar intensive program with Arianna Powell guiding you every step of the way.
BY APPLICATION ONLY
Sonora Guitar Intensive
Included with the program:
- Unlimited access to Arianna Powell
- Weekly 1-on-1 lessons w/ Arianna Powell*
- Daily video feedback on your playing
- Custom practice plans
- Lifetime access to our core curriculum
- Lifetime access to our learning software
- Lifetime membership to our community
*Pricing depends on duration of study and lesson frequency, apply for a quote.
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