Ian Hughes

Ian H.

Seattle, WA

About Ian H.

Ian teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2014
Last sign in: 3 days ago


Ian has graduated with an associates of music, along with studying with a handful of Seattle's finest instructors for Jazz guitar. In addition to studying flamenco guitar in Barcelona with the world-renowned Pedro J. Gonzales, Ian is also is a practiced percussion and drums instructor, and trained vocalist. He regularly plays in clubs around Seattle, is frequently employed by local musical theater orchestras, and already teaches a vibrant studio in Northeast Seattle.

I have a six year background of teaching music, which overlaps with a six year background of working at and managing a K-5 after school/summer daycare, so I can especially excel at getting the best out of young students, but love to teach all ages. 

*** Lesson Details ***
Depending on your age, experience and musical aspirations, lessons will be approached from various angles. I have taught seven-year old girls to strum and sing Taylor Swift songs just as much as I have taught aspiring young jazz players their beginning standards and Jazz theory. I try to work music theory in to my lessons, and always assure that my young students have proper music reading skills. Ultimately my goal as a teacher is to have fun connecting and playing the music that my students are passionate about, while simultaneously attempting to introduce them to new concepts and music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum Sets, Guitars, Amps, Keyboard and more.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Various Acoustic and Electric Guitars, amps, Snare Drum, stands, etc. Drum sets, if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
Teaching Guitar and Drums/percussion to children. Jazz and Funk Guitar, Classic Rock, Musical Theater.

Photos and Videos

My band Freudian Slurp covering a Paul Simon song, video/audio recorded by me at home. Audio mix/mastered by Dave Dysart.


Self-Employed guitar instructor
Apr 2009 - Present
Ian H.

I have employed myself as a full time guitar teacher for ages 5-55, for five years now.


Associates of Music
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Shoreline Community College

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Associates of Music
Mar 2010
Shoreline Community College


Outstanding Soloist
Apr 2009
2009 North Texas Jazz Festival

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