Alan teaches fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. His teaching covers bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, blues, and contemporary material. Alan emphasizes learning grass-roots music by ear. He records the tunes and techniques on an mp3 file for each student.

Alan teaches students both near and far from his studio in Gainesville, Florida. While most students take on-site lessons, others—some as far away as the West Coast—learn “remotely.” Alan uses available technology and a lifetime of teaching to enhance the student experience.

Interested in learning from the best? Send Alan an email, describing the instrument you play, your abilities and interests, your musical taste and style, and any other pertinent information. Alan will respond with a lesson plan and a fee schedule.