Alan Ens

Alan E.

Philadelphia, PA

Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn classical, fingerstyle, jazz, arranging, technique, strumming, melodic playing, accompanying and more!
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About

Alan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
December 2008

Hello!

I am a guitar player with a wide variety of experience in music ranging from free jazz to classical guitar orchestra playing.

I am also a teacher with over 10 years of experience working with students at any age and skill level. I am currently faculty at Settlement School of Music and have previously taught guitar at School of Rock.

I offer a mix of jazz, classical, Suzuki, and rock based guitar lessons. I aim to pull from any or all of these sources to get you inspired to play.

Experience

Guitar Instructor
Aug 2015 - Present
Settlement School of Music

I teach guitar to a wide variety of students from all ages and backgrounds at four branches of Settlement Music school in Philadelphia and Camden. I help prepare students for ensembles and for their certification tests which motivate and evaluate progress.

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.

Freelance musician
Jan 1997 - Present
Alan Ens

I play guitar, sing, write and record music. I've been a member of rock, folk, jazz, theater and classical groups and have performed all over Philadelphia and beyond.

Education

Private Study
Aug 2015 - Aug 2017
Jon Penn
Suzuki Guitar Teaching
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
Virginia Suzuki Institute
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

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Guitar book 1
Jun 2017
Virginia Suzuki Institute

BA in Jazz Guitar Performance
May 2009
University of the Arts

Affiliations

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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