Alan is a graduate of Berklee College of Music (BM Jazz Composition) and is an active freelance composer and professional guitarist.
He is a founding member of Live Oak Trio, a string trio specializing in weddings and special events based out of Austin, TX.
His extensive performance experience includes appearances with: Adam Rudolph & GO Organic Orchestra, Zilker Hillside Theatre Productions, The Vintage 15, the Georgetown Palace Theatre, The James Anderson Collective, The Elevation Quartet, The Azmaris, The Austin Flute Project, and award-winning composer T. Benton Roark. He is a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and his compositions have been performed by ensembles including NAJO Jazz Orchestra, Modus Novus Musica, and the Austin Flute Project.
The development of fundamental music skills, such as a basic understanding of harmony and critical listening skills, are an integral part of my approach to instrumental studies. With over 12 years of teaching experience, I have worked with students of all ages and interests. There is always more to explore, and everyone has room for improvement. Above all, my approach to teaching and personal practice is all about exploration and curiosity.
Guitar and performance instruction. All ages, beginner to advanced.
Guitar skills, performance, improvisation, ear training, composition, music history, and songwriting.
Freelance guitar performance based out of Austin, TX. All genres including jazz, classical, blues, rock, singer-songwriter, film score improvisation, free jazz, etc.
Professional experience includes performances with Adam Rudolph and GO Organic Orchestra, The Azmaris, Live Oak Trio, The Austin Jazz Band, The Vintage 15, Zilker Hillside Theatre Productions, Georgetown Palace Theatre, The Austin Piazzolla Quintet, The James Anderson Collective, The Elevation Quartet, and more.