Chivan Lim

Chivan L.

Lacey, WA
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Hey! Nothing matters to me more than the music community, and especially the local music community. It's important for me to understand my students individually and create lesson plans that are tailored to the individual. Learning is meant to be fun. I love using references, analogies, and tools that match the student, creating a learning environment that is very comfortable. What makes me unique is I often follow up my students through text or phone call to assess learning. It's important to me to follow up throughout the week and answer questions at anytime. I like to think of my students as friends!

About Chivan L.


My music journey began 9 years ago, when I learned my first Taylor Swift song on the guitar. Fast forward, I was able to translate my music knowledge into ukulele, bass, music theory, ear-training, percussion, and piano.

After receiving my Associates in Arts at South Puget Sound Community College, I knew that I wanted to pursue music full time. Just like many of you, I followed my passion. My life is focused on teaching, writing, performing, and recording music.

My experience includes playing guitar for my band “WINEHOUSE”, and for Olympia singer songwriter Micaiah Sawyer. My start with Micaiah Sawyer led me to form a band of my own. WINEHOUSE has taught me everything I need to know about performance, networking, creating connections, and integrating communities.

Whether you're just starting out or looking to expand your knowledge of guitar and music, I will meet you where you are and help you to achieve musical goals.

We can work together through technique, theory, improvisation, ear-training, songwriting, chord structure, and much more!


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5 Reviews
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Chivan was a great teacher! I have some basic music background but he was able to make chords and music theory sound simple. He helped me with my technique and my playing got much better! Would recommend him to anyone :)

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Chivan is excellent! I highly recommend his lessons.

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Chivan is a fantastic guitar teacher, and not to mention a rockstar! He’s very laid back and relaxed when he teaches, makes you feel very comfortable and doesn’t have a hint of judgement about him. 10/10 would take lessons from him again.

Posted Mar 29, 2020
Aiden Taylor
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I’ve learned a ton about playing the guitar from Chivan over the year that we’ve been working together! Not only does he have a great grasp of technique and theory but he knows how to really express himself through his instrument. Chivan has a knack for instilling an enthusiasm in others that has inspired me to discover more about my instrument and my art. Two thumbs up!

Posted Mar 29, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Chivan is a really great teacher, he’s super encouraging and patient!

Posted Mar 29, 2020

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Manager/Lead Guitar
Oct 2018 - Present


Lead Guitar
Jan 2017 - Present

Micaiah Sawyer

Guitar Instructor
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

Capital Christian Center


Associates In Arts
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018

South Puget Sound Community College

High School Diploma
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015

North Thurston Highschool

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