Alan Ens

Alan E.

Philadelphia, PA

About Alan E.

Alan teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2009
Last sign in: More than two months


With 18 years of playing and over 7 years of teaching experience, I can show you how to play lead, rhythm, rock, fingerstyle, classical, jazz and more in a relaxed yet informative environment. You will play your favorite music while learning fundamental guitar techniques and you will gain a better understanding of your instrument.

Guitar fits any genre of music. Learn what you need to play rock, folk, jazz, country and more!

Lets clear that up! The fretboard can be vexing terrain. Learn to understand guitars own particular and peculiar geometry.

Technique helps. Learn how to be more accurate and articulate with your picking hand, and how to get the best use out of your fretting hand.

Learn how to improvise and express yourself on your instrument.

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Guitar Instructor

Aug 2015 - Present
Settlement School of Music

Sub guitar instructor

Jan 2013 - Present
Settlement Music School

I teach kids one on one guitar lessons.

Guitar Instructor

Jan 2009 - Present
School of Rock

I teach guitar lessons to kids ages 6 to 18. I also run group performances and summer camps.


Private Study

Aug 2015 - Present
Jon Penn

BA in Jazz Studies on guitar

Sep 2005 - May 2009
The University of the Arts

Private Study

Feb 2003 - Aug 2005
with Francis Varricho

Private Study

Aug 1998 - Jan 2003
with Bernie Brausewetter

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


BA in Jazz Guitar Performance

May 2009
University of the Arts


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Jun 2015

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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1 Review on Alan E.

Alan E. Sep 22, 2014
Guitar · In studio
“Working with Al has been a great experience for our nine-year-old, Daniel. While Al uses popular songs the kids enjoy to get them excited and keep them interested in the guitar , we've appreciated that he balances that with an equal focus on fundamental building blocks such as fingering technique, chord construction, and theory. Moreover, Al’s broad and deep musical knowledge and technical facility with a range of musical styles has really given Daniel an appreciation for the wide possibilities for the instrument. Al’s teaching style is relaxed and low-pressure, but it’s obviously effective because Daniel is always excited for his lesson and we've been extremely pleased with his progress week after week. (If we could only get him to turn down his amp a little at home…)

Paul A., Cherry Hill”
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