It is with great pride that we spotlight Conservatory alumnus and Lead Music Mentor Ian Ferguson. Ian has recently been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music where he teaches the Alexander Technique.
Ian is integrally involved in all aspects of music from teaching to recording to performing. In addition to teaching at the Conservatory and DU, Ian maintains a private Alexander Technique practice. He is one of the MainStage music director/accompanists at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and a regular performer as a jazz pianist/vocalist/trumpet player with various groups.
Ian has released four albums as a singer songwriter and producer and can be heard regularly performing original compositions on guitar and piano with his wife, vocalist Beth Hembd. Ian received his BM in trumpet performance from the University of Northern Colorado where he studied with Dr. Robert Murray, Bill Pfund, Jim White and Dana Landry.
He received his AmSAT certification to teach Alexander Technique from the Oregon Center for the Alexander Technique where he studied with Rebecca Robbins. He has continued his Alexander Technique studies with Dr. Heidi Brende Leathwood, Giora Pinkas and Lyn Charlsen Klein. Those who know Ian describe him as a consumate instructor, musician, and human being.