Ioannis list of Electric guitar teachers is extremely impressive: the list reads like as “Who is Who” of contemporary electric guitar legends! He has taken private lessons and attended seminars from
- Steve Vai (Whitesnake),
- Vinnie Moore (UFO)
- Marty Friedman (Megadeth)
- John Petrucci (Dream Theater),
- Frank Gambale (Chick Corea)
- Paul Gilbert (Mr.Big)
- Richie Kotzen,
- Brett Garsed,
as well as Joey Tafolla, Scott Henderson, Mike Stern, Jean-Marc Belkadi, Darren Housholder, Tommy Tedesco, Ted Greene, Ron Eschete, Sid Jacobs & Joe Diorio.
Ioannis also studied Solo Flamenco Guitar for several years with flamenco maestro Juan Serrano. In addition, he has studied with Flamenco guitar legends Manolo Sanlucar, Juan Martin, Paco Serrano, Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Manolo Franco.
Ioannis has also performed and/or recorded in various settings with band members of Whitesnake, Dio, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Santana, Celine Dion, Tito Puente, Julio Iglesias, Tower of Power, Chick Corea Electric Band, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai Band, Badlands, Santana, Tribal Tech, Natalie Cole, Joe Cocker, Cher, Blood Sweat & Tears and many more.