Favian Mendez-Guevara is a guitarist and educator from Pasadena, California. His musical studies began at age 6 on piano and continued at age 7 on violin before pursuing guitar in his late teens. He has studied both classical and jazz guitar and most recently graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Music in jazz performance. Besides his duties with the Young Musicians Foundation, Favian also teaches piano and guitar privately and has been an active educator for the last four years. His debut solo guitar EP featuring jazz and pop arrangements is in the works and set to release in the fall of 2023.