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About Ivan Aguayo

Ivan Aguayo
Ivan Aguayo
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Speaks: English
Instructs: Guitar, Trombone, Trumpet
Education: Bachelors of Music Summa Cum Laude in Guitar Performance at Southern Methodist University. Music teaching certification for the Texas Teachers (In Progress)
Performance Experience: Achieved Honors Recital Performances at Tarrant County College. Master-Class performances for Sergio Assad, Martin Pedreira, and Steve Kostelnik. Semi-Finalist for Concert Competition at SMU. Composition premiere for "Emerging Sounds" (new music by young composers) at SMU. Performance collaborations involving arranging music with cultural event performances including Hispanic Heritage programs and others. Performance collaboration with City of Keller Public Arts.
Teaching Experience: Ivan has had numerous teaching opportunities with varies experience and age levels with prestigious studios such as: Rojas School of Music, Rodman Steel Studios, Texas Music Institute, and charter school Great Hearts of America. Ivan focuses on teaching jazz, classical, flamenco, and mariachi.
Teaching Philosophy: Ivan's teaching philosophy is music creation, not mimicry. Ivan strives to educate students to express their own sound by teaching composition, music arrangement, musicianship, and improvisation as the primary objective for his students. Ivan seeks to redirect the poisonous perspective of music perfection for studio recording to on of true musical ingenuity, one lesson at a time.

Get to know Ivan Aguayo

A Fort Worth native, guitarist Ivan Duran Aguayo is very passionate about teaching students to create their own path. And with a busy schedule of teaching and performances, Ivan brings quality of work and knowledge to everything he does. Armed with powerful knowledge from top-tier performers and achievements, Ivan strives to impart that knowledge to others.

His musical training began at the age of 11 on the Euphonium and had gained state-level achievements, and later focused and obtained a BM Performance in Classical Guitar at Southern Methodist University under the instruction of Robert Guthrie. Ivan comes from a family of musicians and has participated in various masterclasses and high-level instruction of guitarists, such as Sergio Assad, Michael Morey, Martin Pedreira (a former student of Leo Brouwer), and more!

Ivan has musical training in jazz, flamenco, rock, mariachi, and classical guitar, as well as music composition. He has had premiere of his composition works with the SMU and TCC Guitar Ensemble and performance in honor recitals, and semi-finalist in a Concerto Competition at SMU against all instrumentalists

Ivan is also the co-founder and director of Press and Public Relations for the Texas Guitar Society: a fast-growing community of guitarists that strives to create a super-network that connects musicians to resources needed to create opportunities for performers, sellers, luthiers, and more through the power of music throughout Texas. 

Ivan Aguayo teaches at:
2301 Porter Creek Dr Suite 219
Fort Worth, TX 76177
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