John Ingrassia Biography

John Ingrassia biography41 year old John Ingrassia has studied privately with prominent musicians /teachers he is entering his 26th year of professional guitar playing and 12th year of teaching. If you are looking for beginner, intermediate or advanced music lessons,  John teaches all styles of guitar- he also conducts several music instruction clinics all around CT and performs with his group The Johnny I Band. John has conducted classes at Green Street Art school at Wesleyan University  and hosts music camps throughout CT. He is also an active instructor in the Homeschool community. John continues to keep a great retention rate with his students year after year…. with his experience and engaging lessons that helps his students become the best musician they can be.

John has performed at top music venues such as Infinity Music Hall, Toads Place, Black Eyed Sallys and Bridge Street Live. John has also performed and recorded with many musicians and bands including Grammy award winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members:

  • Jaimoe (founding member and drummer of The Allman Brothers Band)
  • Billy Cox (The Jimi Hendrix Experience & Band of Gypsys)
  • Johnny Winter
  • Tommy Shannon (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble)
  • Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble)
  • Reese Wynans (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble)
  • Brad Smith (Blind Melon)
  • Glen Graham (Blind Melon)
  • Teddy Zig Zag Andreadis (Guns N’ Roses)
  • John Hammond Jr.
  • Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash’s Snakepit)
  • Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Brad Stewart (Shinedown)
  • Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam)
  • Vin Dombroski & Andy Patalan (Sponge)

Legendary producer Jim Gaines (Santana, Steve Miller) has recently mixed John’s latest CD release “Johnny I. All Star Blues Revival”.

Notes of Achievement

He has won awards for “Favorite local artist” and “Best guitarist” with nominations for “Best band in CT“.

John’s music has been featured on several CT radio stations WPLR, WCCC, Radio 104.1 and several other stations throughout the country and overseas.

Johnny I band with Guns N Roses

Johnny w/ Ron Thal (Guns N Roses)


John: John: Derek

John/ Derek Trucks/ Big John


John Hammond:John:Big John

John Hammond Jr./ John/ Big John @  Infinity Music Hall



 The Johnny I. Band w/Jaimoe (Allman Brothers Band)


John w/ Matt Sorum (drummer Guns N ‘ Roses, Velvet Revolver , The Cult)
Matt is part of John’s EP All Star Blues Revival ii


John w/ Stone Temple Pilots


John w/ Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett


John w/ Spin Doctors Chris Barron



We offer Guitar lessons, Music lessons, Rock guitar lessons, Blues guitar lessons, Drum lessons, Piano lessons in Cheshire, CT, Prospect, CT, Southington, CT, Wallingford, CT, Woodbridge, CT, Bethany, CT, Hamden, CT



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