Dr. Juan Serrano is the flamenco guitar master who has played concerts and made recordings internationally. He has devoted much of his life to giving concerts and teaching flamenco guitar around the world. He was born in Córdoba, Spain in 1934. In 1961 he accepted an invitation to come to America and perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, which placed him in immediate demand. He would later develop the guitar program at California State University, Fresno and headed the guitar department there until his retirement. Serrano is still much sought after as a performer, a master classes instructor and as a guest lecturer on the history of Flamenco. He has written numerous guitar instruction books and released over a dozen albums. He was awarded the Medalla de Oro from the Spanish Academy of Fine Arts and is the only flamenco guitarist in the world with a doctorate in humane letters and was a tenured faculty at a major university. He currently lives in Spain.