Alan Serrano

Alan Serrano CSMA Music Teacher

Education and Background

Alan Serrano is a guitarist and music educator. He was born in Modesto, California where he taught himself electric guitar at age 13. During his early years, he was influenced by guitarists Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Prince, Steve Vai, John Petrucci and many others.

Alan received his Associate of Arts in Music with an emphasis in classical guitar under Dr. David Chapman. Later, he attended McNally College of Music to study with Dr. Eva Beneke. There he earned a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance where he studied classical guitar and contemporary electric guitar styles. In 2017, Alan attended the prestigious University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and received a scholarship to study with Grammy-winning guitarist Scott Tennant and guitar legend Pepe Romero and earned his Master of Music with honors.

Teaching Philosophy

“I am an extremely patient and encouraging teacher. My foremost goal to preserve the student’s enthusiasm that led them to the art in the first place or to light this spark in others that are new to music. I encourage mastery within the instrument through the student’s ability to critically think and problem solve. I have experience teaching students of all ages (5 years to adults) in private lessons, classroom settings and coaching ensembles.”

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