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Join renowned guitar instructor Arvid Smith as you learn:​

  • Acoustic & Electric Styles including Folk, Rock, Country, The Blues and more
  • Playing Solo and in a group
  • Classical, Spanish and Hawaiian styles
  • Chords and more chords
  • How to Jam!

This celebrated literary classic will be performed by our NFC players and directed by Patty Everett! 

Eight Performances

Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Sunday, July 14 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 20 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 21 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Tickets available HERE!

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2019! Since we wrapped up our last production of Three’s a Family, we’ve been hard at work with enrolling new students, showcasing our students in our Spring Recital, numerous performances with our many ensembles, acting workshops, drum and guitar workshops, our first annual Yard Sale and more! As we’ve continued these services we were also met with the challenges of finding alternate locations for some of our performances. And before I go any further, I want to personally thank Rosa Heard and the staff of Mandarin Presbyterian Church for their generosity in allowing us to use their campus for our performances of Pride and Prejudice. Thank you!

Since our facility was deemed unsuitable for performances from a city inspection, we’ve been hard at work weighing our options: spend a lot of money in construction to make the necessary adjustments or find a new home? The answer is usually more easily feasible by for-profit companies who can budget such expenses. When you’re a non-profit it’s a different picture and one we’ve worked hard to address, weighing every possible option. The Conservatory’s mission has been and will continue to be to bring the arts available to ALL in the community. There is no wavering in this as it is critical that this is available for everyone. So I am excited to report our operations will be moving to a brand new space in the new home of
The Florida Ballet! All instructors, ensembles, actors and volunteers have been invited to be part of their new 30,000 square foot home located on Atlantic Blvd. This space allows for unending possibilities to fulfill our mission with numerous studios, practice and performance stages! The Florida Ballet’s vision aligns with ours and together we’ll be bringing all facets of the arts to the greater community! Look for announcements in the coming weeks for acting workshops in their new home as well as some other surprises! And they are now taking calls from prospective teachers in music, theater as well as students! Contact them at 904-353-7518 or at

In the meantime, I want to thank Patty Everett and this wonderful cast and crew who have tirelessly prepared a wonderful rendition of Pride and Prejudice for you to enjoy! They are excited to perform for you and I am so grateful for each one of them! And most of all, thank YOU, for your continued support of the arts! None of this is possible without your involvement and participation. So
buy your tickets today, enjoy the show and we look forward to seeing you at our next production!

Bill DiStanisloa

For more information visit our Summer Guitar Camp page and find out how you can save $15 off the registration fee! 

​All performances will be held at Mandarin Presbyterian Church at the original campus. HUGE thank you to them for their support in hosting our next performance while we work towards finding a larger, performance-friendly facility. Thank you MPC!

11844 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32223 


An Update from the Executive Director