Private lessons

I focus on a blend of technique, theory, and new material to bring together all aspects of well-rounded musicianship. The fundamentals of timing, tone, phrasing, and feel are essential for musicians of all levels. For those who are new and don’t know where to start, or for those who are experienced and looking for new ideas. Lessons are $75 per hour available remotely through Zoom or in-person in Hillsborough, NC.

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"Lessons with Alan are great! He zeroed in on areas I needed to develop, and made it easy!" - Nathan S.

"Alan is a fantastic teacher. He has helped me so much in every aspect of my playing"  - Tom H.

"So, biggest challenge for me has been to leave the dang lesson, it's so much fun!" - Kirk S.

Acoustic Guitar Magazine lessons

Learn an Elegant Cross-Picking Solo by the Great Tony Rice on “Banks of the Ohio”

Learn to Play “Big Sciota,” a Traditional Fiddle Tune Popularized by Flatpicking Master Russ Barenberg 

How to Play Billy Strings’ Fleet-Fingered Solos on “Way Downtown”