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.
Private guitar teacher teaching the most amazing elementary school kids!
Guitar and performance instruction. All ages, beginner to advanced.
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.
Guitar skills, performance, improvisation, ear training, composition, music history, and songwriting.
· · Alan is very encouraging and talented. He knows just how to keep Solly interested and motivated! Finally, a great guitar teacher. Hip, hip, hooray!
· · Alan is a great teacher and he is very especific with guitar theory also very patient.
· · Super great
Wonderful instructor! My son enjoy his lessons very much. Thank you so much, dear Alan.
· · Alan is very patient and passionate about music. Very friendly and always available for any question. Recommend for every gae.
· · Great Instruction
Alan is very suited to teaching guitar. He really knows his stuff and is very willing to take the time to explain things in as much detail as you ask. He is also patient and will talk you through something you are having trouble with. He is keenly aware of what it is you wish to learn and gives you a complete overview to make sure you are on the same page. He will challenge you get to the next level. Alan is always prepared for the lessons and seems to enjoy teaching. I am very happy with the whole experience. I highly recommend Alan.
· · My daughter started her classes with Alan recently. She is 5 years old and I am extremely pleased with what she has learnt so far. Alan is extremely patient with kids and makes the classes enjoyable. He is very comfortable while teaching her and fully comprehends that kids her age can be distracted. However, I have observed that his teaching approach keeps her thoroughly engaged on the lesson and she enjoys it. I would highly recommend Alan.