JLA Music is a comprehensive music services company that provides guitar & piano lessons, live special occasion music, music theory, ear training, composition & arranging lessons, music engraving, music transcription, recording, and other services. JLA Music has been in business for more than 35 years. JLA Music has given hundreds of music performances, taught more than 24,000 individual lessons and 160 sections of classes, and provided many other services.

Jeff Anvinson, the owner of JLA Music, has broad experience in music as an educator, performer, arranger, composer, conductor, music engraver, music transcriber, writer and music critic, audio and video recording engineer and producer, and more. He studied orchestration with Pulitzer-prize-winning composer Dominic Argento and performed in a master class led by multi-Grammy-Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin.

He has taught at universities, public schools, community education programs, commercial music stores, private practice, and the internet. His recordings can be purchased at iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. He creates and publishes instructional videos on two YouTube channels: jlamusic and musicmannd1. He has created hundreds of arrangements and many compositions for a wide range of instrumental combinations, including chamber orchestra, wind ensemble, duos, trios, solos, and others.

After study at three universities, he earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in music. He has published more than twenty articles in several periodicals and performed numerous times in the US, China, and Canada. He distributes and promotes the guitar compositions of Brazilian composer Ernst Mahle.

Serviced Areas

  • Grand Forks, Fargo, East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls

Payment Options

  • Money Orders, Personal Checks, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Jeff Anvinson
  City Grand Forks , ND
  Zip Code 58201
  Address 12 1/2 3rd St S Suite 201
  Phone Number (701) 215-8095

Business Representative

Jeff Anvinson


Jeff Anvinson, owner/operator of JLA Music, has over thirty-five years of very broad experience in the music field, including performing, arranging, composing, conducting, music engraving, music transcribing, recording, teaching, writing, music criticism, producing audio and video recordings, and more. He creates high quality music editions of Brazilian composer Ernst Mahle's guitar compositions, and promotes and distributes them.