Mr Alejandro Arenas

Mr Alejandro Arenas

Office Information

St. Pete/Gibbs Campus
FA 102
Music Instructor


Alejandro Arenas was born in Medellin, Colombia where he started his musical career playing flamenco and classical guitar. He picked up the bass while he attended the Colegio Andino/Deutsche Schule in Bogota where he performed in the Salsa and Andean Music ensembles as well as the school's orchestra. During his high school years he performed with different independent bands with styles ranging from salsa, blues, rock and heavy metal. Upon graduating high school he moved to Gainesville, FL. There he worked as a freelance musician while being exposed to different genres such as reggae, jazz and funk. He earned an A.A in Music Studies from Santa Fe Community College where he worked unpacking books in the morning, studying during the day and playing gigs by night. In the midst of this chaotic time in his life he developed a deep love for jazz which drove him to learn to play the upright bass and to get a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of South Florida. During his studies at USF he toured Italy and France with the Jazz Ensemble 1 and the Jazztet performing at different jazz festivals such as Umbria and Juan Les Pines. He also had the opportunity to perform alongside internationally recognized jazz musicians such as Conrad Herwig, Randy Brecker, Tim Armacost and Wycliffe Gordon. He currently works as a freelance musician in the Tampa Bay area performing with different artists including Kym Purling, Joanna Rose, Jack Wilkins, Steve Davis, Michael Royal, Hot Sun Quartet, Buster Cooper, The Mars Trio, The Freetime Trio, Denise Moore and Then Some, The Don Juceam Orchestra, Stan Hunter, Modern Guitar Quintet, O Som Do Jazz, and many more.


Office Schedule


Tutoring Availability


Classroom Schedule

Classes shown below are for the current term: Summer Term 2016 (0515)

MVS 1016   #2336
SP HS101
12:02 am - 12:02 am
MVS 1014   #1278
SP HS101
12:02 am - 12:02 am
MVS 1317   #1007
SP HS101
12:02 am - 12:02 am

Subjects Taught

Musical Ensembles, Applied Music: Strings

Course Schedule

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Summer Term 2016 arrow 0515
  MVS 1317   Electric Bass Rock, Jazz, Blue 1007SPIndependent Study5/16/167/22/16
  MVS 1014   Applied Music EnrchString Bass 1278SPIndependent Study5/16/167/22/16
  MVS 1016   Applied Music Enrchment Guitar 2336SPIndependent Study5/16/167/22/16
Spring Term 2016 arrow 0510
  MUN 1032   Rock Ensemble II 2708SPFace-to-Face1/11/165/06/16
  MVS 1317   Electric Bass Rock, Jazz, Blue 3092SPIndependent Study1/11/165/06/16
  MVS 1318   Cont. Guitar Techniques I 3101SPIndependent Study1/11/165/06/16
  MUN 2719   Rhythm & Blues Ensemble II 3417SPFace-to-Face1/11/165/06/16
  MVS 1214   Applied Music SecString Bass 5142SPIndependent Study1/11/165/06/16
  MVS 2327   Electric Bass for Rock,II 5216SPIndependent Study1/11/165/06/16