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Electric Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Let's play some blues, rock, classical, finger-style genres and my favorite Jazz. You pick, I'll get you playing.

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Ivan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
2009

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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