Alan's passion for playing guitar began at an early age and continues to this day. In addition to being an experienced performer, he has had many years of formal studies in classical, jazz, rock, blues, and more.
Alan is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he studied jazz guitar and composition with such renowned and Grammy award winning artists/composers such as Alla Elana Cohen, Mick Goodrick, Sheryl Bailey, and others.
Alan is currently playing and composing professionally in the Austin area with the Nacho Average Jazz Orchestra (NAJO) and with other jazz, blues and rock groups.
As a passionate player and lifelong student, he understands the importance of creating an efficient curriculum tailored to each individual student's interests, age, and experience. Whatever style or level of music you want to learn, Alan is the person to go to for fun, expert lessons!
*** Lesson Details ***
As an experienced teacher, I carefully customize each student's lessons with clearly defined short and long term goals according to the student's interests. I believe in cultivating a personal connection to the instrument and together creating a steady path for improvement.
I teach beginner through advanced level guitar and I'm experienced with all age levels. I love to teach and play and I look forward to making new musical friendships!
I am open for travel to student's homes as well as teaching in my spacious home studio.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Several guitars and amps available for use in lessons.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a guitar and two amplifiers. The student should have a guitar to bring to class.
*** Specialties ***
My first love was blues and rock guitar, and I now specialize in Jazz guitar and performance. I also have three years of formal classical guitar training and lots of experience playing many other styles including Latin Jazz, Salsa, Pop, Classical, Fusion, etc.