Ivan Gygi
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Ivan G.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a guitarist and music educator based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Although more known as a jazz guitarist, I am rooted in rock, blues, classical, and finger-style genres. I'm a masters student at the University of North Texas where I work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. I have over a decade of teaching experience and have developed a rigorous curriculum that focuses on many aspects of music including technique, improvisation, theory, ear training, and reading. I teach beginning through advanced students and will work with you to meet your musical goals.

About Ivan G.

When his father took an expatriate assignment in the Fiji Islands in 2005, Ivan moved overseas with his family. They couldn't take their piano with them so he picked up the guitar instead. Since returning to the US, Ivan has worked hard to develop his own unique voice as an artist. Ivan is rooted in blues, rock, classical, and finger-style genres but has become primarily known as a jazz guitarist. Ivan has played as a sideman and bandleader in several groups and has performed with many renowned jazz musicians -- including Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin, trombonist Waycliff Gordon, saxophonist David Sanborn, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and others. Ivan graduated with his Bachelors degree in guitar performance from Utah State University in May of 2019 and is currently a masters student at the University of North Texas where he works a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Ivan has over a decade of teaching experience and has developed a rigorous curriculum that will help you become a more well rounded musician regardless of your ability level.

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Education

Jazz Studies MA
Aug 2019 - Present

University of North Texas

Guitar Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2019

Utah State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Soloist Award
Aug 2012

Caleb Chapman Bands

Best of State award for all professional groups
Aug 2012

Crescent Super Band

Best Student Rock/Blues Group (Lo-Fi Riot)
Jun 2012

Downbeat Magazine

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