Ivan is a graduate of the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatoire in Prague. He extended his education by taking part in master classes and various workshops under the tutelage of distinguished jazz music teachers (Paul Bollenback, David Dorůžka, Mikkel Ploug, Steve Haines). He performs with bands of various genres and he is a member of the Bulk. Ivan has several years teaching experience in guitar playing and music theory. He has worked with ISMFA since 2015.