Alan is a self-taught musician and has played the guitar for 36 years, teaching hundreds of students of all ages, privately in Inverness since 2002.
In this time he has been involved with a diverse range of musical groups and styles with tours of the UK, Ireland, Italy and the US and many other session and recording projects. During this time Alan has gained invaluable experience in the many processes involved in the creation and performance of music.
Alan studied Fine Art at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, trained & worked in Traditional Instrument making with skilled Highland Luthiers and later undertook training with Edinburgh Media & Arts Training Trust, working in and teaching Music Technology and Digital Audio techniques, producing numerous projects in Edinburgh and London.Relocating from Edinburgh to London in 1998, he graduated from London Guildhall University in 2001 having studied Musical Instrument Technology for three years specialising in the making of Acoustic Guitars whilst teaching Music Technology part-time in The Forest Academy, Hainault.Since returning to Inverness in 2002, Alan has maintained his passion for music and guitar, teaching privately and setting up his own workshop making and repairing acoustic and electric guitars.
I have always appreciated the importance of developing creative skills and have gained a great amount of satisfaction from seeing others develop through any teaching I’ve done ~ I find this to be as enjoyable as my own involvement in music and art.