Musician and educator Glen Alan has been actively involved in the Toronto music and recording scene for more that 20 years. As a voice, piano, ukulele, guitar, songwriting and theory teacher Glen has helped thousands of individuals from children to adults sing, play and write songs more effectively. Over the years Glen has produced and led various seminars and master classes on songwriting, music theory, voice, microphone technique, music business and studio recording for clients of Mint Music (formerly Find A Way) – a music company Glen Alan founded in 1996.
Glen began playing the piano when he was 7 years old and after that learned the ukulele and played acoustic bass in his father’s school ukulele band when he was a young teenager. Glen’s father who was an accomplished organist and choir director had Glen sing in church choirs from an early age until his early 20’s. Later, Glen double majored in voice and alto saxophone in high school and was the bass singer for and also helped manage and run the critically acclaimed No Nonsense acappella Quartet in his final years of high school. Later, Glen taught himself to play guitar when he attended Humber College in 1993. Glen began his first formal guitar lessons in 1996 and quickly began composing, performing with the guitar in the years that followed.
Since founding Mint Music and the Toronto Guitar School Glen has taught many private lessons and group classes in guitar and ukulele over the years. Glen brings a wealth of over 20 years teaching experience, passion and fun to every class he instructs.
Holding an Honours Diploma in Vocal Performance from Humber College and a Grade 8 RCM Piano Certification with Honours, Glen has over 25 years performance and studio experience working with well known artists such as Keifer Sutherland (Star of acclaimed Television Series 24), Natalie MacMaster, Brian Dickinson, Jackie Richardson, Sterling Jarvis (Lion King), Mark Dubois, Chris Birkett, Don Ross, Paul Delong (Earth, Wind and Fire), Steve Hunter, Denis Keldie and Melinda Shankar (Star of Degrassi – The Next Generation)
For samples of Glen’s own music, piano and vocal performances please visit his reverbnation profile at http://www.reverbnation.com/glenalan