Ian Hughes

Ian H.

Seattle, WA

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Ian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2014

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.

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

I have employed myself as a full time guitar teacher for all ages and styles for the last decade, I play guitar with various bands, have been featured with choirs and orchestra, sing and write my own songs as well as compose instrumental music.


Associates of Music
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Shoreline Community College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Associates of Music
Mar 2010
Shoreline Community College


Outstanding Soloist
Apr 2009
2009 North Texas Jazz Festival

Photos & Videos

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

Photo by Ian H.

Mo' Jam mondays! my regular Monday night jam Session at Fremont's Nectar Lounge

Playing with Coupe DeVillain at The Seamonster in Wallingford

Working out my new "Eastman" guitar last summer.  Playing Bill Withers' "Just the Two of Us" solo, hybrid pick/finger picking.

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