Art Hodges


Art Hodges is a professional guitarist with over 17 years of teaching experience. He recently relocated back to Richmond, after spending 6 years living and working in Tokyo, Japan. While in Japan, Art performed extensively and recorded a critically acclaimed album of jazz standards for solo guitar.

Art has been playing the guitar for over 30 years and has studied and performed in a variety of guitar styles and genres including rock, jazz, and classical. Art attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where he studied both classical guitar performance and jazz. He was a private student of John Patykula, Corey Blake, Mike Ess, and Tim Reynolds.

Art is a creative, resourceful teacher and focuses on keeping students engaged and motivated. Not only does he balance fun with fundamentals, but Art encourages students to find their own “voice” and expand their musical horizons.