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Alan's Bio

I began asking my parents to play the violin when I was two years old.  By age four I began taking violin lessons.  In high school I was part of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and travelled both nationally and internationally, performing in some amazing venues, such as the Sydney Opera House.  During these years, I became very passionate about classical music.  I studied violin with Jeri Jorgensen at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance.  I also studied in Milan, Italy at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica with violinist Carlo Feige.  For graduate school, I attended Colorado State University and held positions of 1st Violin with the Graduate String Quartet and Concertmaster of the University Orchestra.  I studied privately with Dr. Ron Francois.

After I finished my studies, I moved to Castle Rock with my wife Mary Anne (who I met at DU...she too studied violin at Lamont).  We have lived in Founders Village since 2010 and have two children: Judah (9) and Wonder (3), who we homeschool.  I have been teaching private violin and viola lessons full-time in Castle Rock for over 12 years.  I have also founded and directed the Castle Rock Youth Symphony and a youth orchestra at the Korean Christian Church in Denver.  I conduct DC Downbeat here in Castle Rock, as well as teach sectionals at Mesa Middle School and Douglas County High School.