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Ivan Cardozo, Guitar Instructor

Guitar Lessons in Boston

Ivan is a local musician providing guitar lessons to students in Greater Boston. With over 30+ years in the music industry and 10+ years of experience teaching guitar, students will learn how to play guitar and what it takes to become a musician. Forged through many years experience on the stage, he instructs people that want to learn guitar in his own approach and personal experience. 

Ready to improve playing guitar? Get your first lesson, free!

Learn How to be a Guitarist

Playing guitar is not easy. It takes time, dedication, and persistence to see improvement. With private guitar lessons from Ivan, students will not only improve their skills and technique, but also everything that comes with being a musician. You’ll gain the confidence and expertise to play with other band members, and perform in front of a crowd. You’ll learn how to be a guitarist and musician. 

Guitar Lessons with Ivan

Ivan works with students that range in age and playing ability, with the option to work with students in-person at their home or residence, or online via Zoom, WhatsApp, or Facetime:

  • Multilingual guitar teacher, speaking Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

  • Guitar lessons for kids or adults

  • Lessons for beginner, intermediate, or advanced players

  • Lessons for groups of students (reach out for more information)


Based in Cambridge, Ivan travels to homes and residences throughout Greater Boston to provide guitar lessons. Each lesson is an hour long. Pricing starts at $100 per hour, plus cost of travel.


Learn More About Online Guitar Lessons

Want to learn more about private online lessons? In addition to in-person guitar lessons in Greater Boston, Ivan also teaches private 1-on-1 lessons online working with students based nationwide and globally right from the comfort of their own home via Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp or Skype etc.


Meet Your Guitar Instructor

Guitarist Ivan Cardozo

Ivan Cardozo is a guitarist, singer, and teacher. He has performed at venues spanning continents, with his repertoire spanning classical to Flamenco flavored smooth jazz and everything in between. Having dedicated his life to music, Ivan has been in the industry for over thirty years. Occasionally based in Boston and the States, and other times in the UK, he is perhaps best described as the true renaissance man. Ivan tempers the adventures of his career with deep study in stoic philosophy, physical fitness, and passion for all that he does.

What Students Are Saying

Here are what students both nationwide and in the Boston area are saying about guitar lessons with Ivan:

“Ivan elevated my guitar playing ability so fast that my friends and family are amazed.” 

"I am a 65-year-old guitar student who started learning to play guitar about 5 years ago by watching YouTube tutorials. I became frustrated because I kept bouncing from many different guitar subjects and felt stuck in a rut and not progressing fast enough. I made the decision a little over a year ago to take guitar lessons with Ivan. His lessons are organized in a way that allows me to thoroughly grasp the musical concepts and guitar playing techniques in such a way that they are cemented in my mind. Prior to taking lessons with Ivan, I never had the ability or courage to play songs with other musicians and now I am jamming with other musicians every week. Ivan is an exceptionally talented Boston guitar teacher that I highly recommend to others.”

 - James, 65 Years Old (Boston, MA)


Ivan has really brought my playing to a different level.” 

"Being classically trained, he brings a great combination of theory, technique, and creativity to all of his classes, which has helped me dramatically improve my fretboard fluency, accuracy, and the expressiveness of my playing. Beyond that, Ivan is an amazing person and just a lot of fun to hang out with and jam, so I look forward to my class."

  - Benny, 38 years old (New York, NY)

“Working with Ivan, you’re going to advance quickly.” 

"I’ve been a student with Ivan for about a year and a half and have only good things to say about his lessons. When I started with Ivan I was a complete beginner - I had never played a song on guitar before. Within a month of starting, Ivan had me playing my first song and began teaching me the basics of theory. Since then, I’ve learned correct picking and fretting, open chords, barre chords, 7th chords, the major and pentatonic scales, how to find the key of songs, several songs, and a dozen other things I can’t remember off the top of my head. I’d recommend Ivan to anyone who’s serious about learning to play guitar because no matter your current level."

  - Edd, (Ocala, FL)


Get Your First Online Guitar Lesson Free

Want to improve playing the guitar? Whether you're based in Boston or another city or state, you can sign up for private guitar lessons. Fill out the form below, and Ivan will respond shortly. 

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