Born somewhere in the mountains of Ecuador, Ivan came to the Land of Dreams with a guitar on his back and a big smile. He has been playing guitar for over 15 years. He studied popular music at the City College of New York. He loves all styles of music, especially Psychedelic Cumbia, Tropical Rhythms and Latin Rock. Some of his biggest influences are Gustavo Cerati, Manu Chao and Cafe Tacvba. He is happiest when teaching, learning and helping every student have a positive experience playing guitar. He is currently the Location Director of Brooklyn Guitar School and Hiring Manager. Catch him around town playing with his Latin Alternative project, La Huerta.
With his band “La Huerta”