Lance Allen is an award winning fingerstyle guitarist, composer, and teacher. Native of Kentucky, Lance learned the ropes of playing guitar. Many of his early influences were Metallica, Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, and Dave Matthews.
Lance began teaching guitar in high school, and then continuing with some private students in college as well.
Not long after graduating Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in recording music and small business, Lance took on a full time job at a local music store where he got a full schedule of students. There he also managed the small business and also started a successful eBay store.
In 2008, Lance was inducted in the Thumbpickers Hall of Fame, located in Powderly KY. His induction was considered for his continuing the art of thumb style guitar by performing and teaching. Not long after his induction, Lance competed in his first international guitar contest in Winfield, KS where he place a very difficult 4th place.
Companies such Takamine Guitars, Bose, and Gretsch guitars, have used Lance to endorse there products and promote them.
Lance is also a contributing music writer to TN Crossroads, a famous PBS program.
Continuing to teach in his office and using Skype, Lance offers a unique personality and a friendly business atmosphere where people can learn the guitar, bass, ukulele, and mandolin.
Guitarist and GUitar Teacher Smyrna, TN