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Award winning finger style guitarist Lance Allen began teaching guitar instruction at the young age of fifteen.His achievements are numerous including the release of two instrumental guitar albums, “Sometimes in Life,” and “Naturally.”
Many respected musicians have recognized Lance’s music including Peter Frampton, Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Vai, Les Paul, Phil Keaggy, Edgar Cruz, John Knowles, Peter Huttlinger, Richard smith, Brent Mason and Meagan Taylor, the niece of Chet Atkins.
Companies such as Bose, Takamine and Gretch have used Lance to endorse their products. Lance’s articles have appeared in “Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine,” “Acoustic Guitar Magazine” and “Melbay’s” guitar sessions.
Lance has also contributed music gratis, which can be heard on national PBS programs including “Tenessee Crossroads.”
In 2008 Lance was inducted in to the International Thumbpickers Hall of Fame continuing in the tradition of Kentucky thumb picking created by legendary guitarists, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and Tommy Emmanuel.
In 2009 Lance competed in his first international fingerstyle guitar contest, held annually in Winfield Kansas. He placed fourth and was acknowledged highly for this.
Although trained in traditional rock music, following in the footsteps of Jimmy page, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Eddie Van Halen, Lance’s first love of guitar style is in finger-style guitar playing. Much like the classical style of guitar playing, finger-style incorporates the bass line, harmony and melody all at once on one guitar.
Lance continues to give guitar instruction from intermediate to advanced classes all over the world either in person or online through live video interaction. His ability to create solo guitar music is fresh, relevant and can be heard in upcoming cd releases.
Not only is Lance a motivated and intuitive guitarist, he is very passionate about teaching. He connects with each student and what they are interested in.