Isaac Lausell Isaac Lausell

Dr. Lausell leads the guitar program at SIUC School of Music where he joined the faculty in the Fall 2012. At SIUC Lausell teaches classical and jazz guitar, Fretboard harmony, Guitar ensembles, Sight-reading for guitar, Studio class, History of fretted instruments, and plays with the Jazz ensemble in residence the New Arts Jazztet.

Prior to his appointment at SIU Dr. Lausell taught at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Consevatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, Escuela Especializada Ernesto Ramos Antonini (public music school grades 7-12), State University of New York at Stony Brook, University of North Texas (Community music program), Ridgecrest Elementary School in Houston, Texas, Escuela Libre de Música de Humacao (public music school grades 7-12) and Academia de Música Peña in Puerto Rico.

Dr. Lausell has played with artists such as Ray Anderson, C.E. Askew, Ignacio Berroa, Coco Freeman, Chris Carrington, Kenwood Dennard, Ricky Encarnación, Jon Faddis, Eddie Gómez, Heaven Report, Rick Latham, Matt Margvulio, Paoli Mejias, Fidel Morales, Zvonimir, Tot, Marcello Pellitteri, Marco Pignataro, Proyecto EVIF, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Jorge Vizcarrondo, Bill, Smith, Oscar Stagnaro, Norbert Stachel, 33DC and the Stony Brook Baroque Players.


Bachelors degree in Music Performance (Classical Guitar) and a Teacher’s Certification from Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico.

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”what is more jazz than this? “ - translated from Nuevo Dia newspaper, Puerto Rico

“Isaac's music posses reflective moments contrasted by grooves that make you want to get up and dance” - translated from Nuevo Dia newspaper, Puerto Rico

Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Advanced only


I teach at Southern Illinois University Carbondale both classical and jazz guitar. Privately I teach all levels. Contact me at [email protected] for location and rates. I also teach online for students who can not come to my office or live overseas.

Clinic/Workshop Information

I have different models of clinics. I do the master class model in which I have students play for me in an open forum before an audience. In this model I do a public lesson and also play with them as I am a firm believer in leading by example

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