Jan Rivera

Jan Rivera holds a B.M. as well as an A.A. in Electric Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute, Hollywood CA; where he studied as a multi scholarship recipient. Aside from his studies at M.I., Jan holds a B.M. in Music Education and a B.A. in Music from the Universidad Interamericana of Puerto Rico, San German Campus.

He has worked as a Teaching Assistant at Musicians Institute, Hollywood CA, and has been featured as a presenter at the Puerto Rican Congress of Investigation in Education.

He is the author of the book “Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for Guitar; Foreword by Alex Machacek: (An in-depth study on Metric Modulation, Polyrhythms and Polymeters)”, which has just been released.

Words on Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for Guitar:

”...Some of the exercises here, while smartly explained and harmonically barebones, make Mahavishnu Orchestra seem like ZZ Top...”

-JazzTimes Magazine

”I wish I'd had this book 20 years ago.”
– ALEX MACHACEK (solo artist, “NOW” w/ Gary Husband, “In This Life” w/Virgil Donati, trio w/Terry Bozzio and Jimmy Johnson, “24 Tales” w/ Marco Minnemann)

“Jan Rivera's book is clear, thorough, and methodical, and will be an asset to anyone wishing to improve in the area of rhythm

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