Flamenco & Rock guitarist, Educator, Author, Entrepreneur
Ioannis Anastassakis is a professional guitar coach, graduate (and tutor) of the distinguished Musicians Institute (GIT) . He also holds an MA in Guitar Performance (Magna cum Laude) from California State University.
He has studied electric guitar, taken private lessons and attended seminars from Steve Vai (Whitesnake), Vinnie Moore (UFO), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Frank Gambale (Chick Corea)
Ioannis studied Solo Flamenco Guitar for several years with flamenco maestro Juan Serrano. Also, he has studied with Flamenco guitar legends Manolo Sanlucar, Juan Martin, Paco Serrano, Jose Antonio Rodriguez, and Manolo Franco.
He has released several instructional books/DVDs, published and distributed worldwide by Mel Bay Publications, most of them achieving best-seller status within months of their initial publication date.