Monday, May 19th, 2014
As a 22 year guitar veteran, Ian has much to offer the Mozingo Music Program. Aspiring students can learn a great deal from his expertise in the music industry and 10 years of teaching experience.
After graduating from Cleveland School of the Arts, Ian spent the next 11 years playing professionally all over the country in a variety of bands, ranging from rock to reggae. In 2001 Ian formed the band Leo. It wasn’t long before Leo was performing with multiplatinum artists such as Seether, Hoobastank, Eve 6, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Puddle of Mudd, and recording with multiplatinum producer/engineer Malcolm Springer. The Leo album was released world wide.
It was also during this time that Ian discovered his passion for teaching guitar and bass. “I love seeing the look in my students eyes, and the smile on their faces when they can finally play a song or lick that they used to struggle with” Ian says.
Ian has appeared in National magazines such as Metal Edge, Out Burn, and Alternative Press. His songs have appeared on the hit television shows Burn Notice and Last Call With Carson Daily. In addition to the music Ian wrote while in Leo, he also released a solo album in 2010 entitled “The Storm”
Currently Ian is available for lessons at Mozingo Music and is working on the next Leo album.