Ike Kawaguchi

Ike K.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details



Ike delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2013

Hey, I'm Ike. Here are a few things about me:

-Born and raised in Hollywood CA.

-Classically trained to play piano since the age of 7.

-I've been a studio and touring guitarist since 2011.

-By trade, I am a audio engineer. i've recorded, mixed, collaborated, and worked for artists such as DMX, Macy Gray, Dj Quik, Diplo, Kiss, Misfits, Baby Metal and many more.

-Most of my days are spent in my home studio where I produce music.

Looking forward to meetin ya!


Audio Tech /Engineer
Jun 2013 - Present

Overseeing gear at recording studios, events, festivals, and showcases.
Mixing live sound for events.

Recordist and Mixing Engineer
Jan 2014 - Sep 2016
Mad Decent Records

Mixing and recording vocals and tracks for Diplo.

Lead Guitarist
Mar 2014 - Jun 2016
Voodoo Kungfu

Hired gun for Chinese death metal band "Voodoo Kungfu".
I played a 8 string guitar.


AA Degree in Audio Arts and Sciences
Aug 2010 - Dec 2011
Los Angeles Recording School
Certificate SYMF Music Theory
Sep 1997 - May 2002


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Dec 2010
Pro Tools Certification

Certified to operate Pro Tools

Nov 2010
Pro Tools Certification

Certified to operate Pro Tools

Oct 2010
Pro Tools Certification

Certified to operate Pro Tools.

Oct 2010
Pro Tools Certification

Certified to operate Pro Tools


Best Live Performance of 2015
Dec 2015

Photos & Videos

Me messing around on my guitar.
Heres a video for a song I produced for my project "Lolahiko"
On tour at the MDI fest in China

On tour in Kunming, China.

On tour in Beijing, China

On tour in Shenyang, China

Mixing session in a studio in Hollywood.

Studio session project at Hobby Shop Recording Studio in Highland Park, CA.

A song i produced a few years back.
+ 2 more

2 Reviews

Write a Review
Lauren M. May 30, 2017
Guitar · In home

Ike is truly the most patient and skilled music teacher I've had. He will make sure you accomplish your goals while falling in love with your instrument and having a great time. His calming nature helped to quiet my anxiety around instruments, and reach a potential I didn't know I had in me. He truly wanted me to succeed, and he will want the same for you. I came on Take Lessons to find a different teacher while he was touring (playing metal guitar) in China. I am glad to know that he is on the site now, sharing his knowledge and passion with other people. I would absolutely recommend him to any student, at any level. x

+ Read More
Keith May 30, 2017
Guitar · In home

Great lessons. I'm glad hes on takelessons now. Very informative. Very personable. Awesome!

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: