Alan Epstein

(113 reviews)
600+ lessons booked on Lessonface


Alan Epstein, Lessonface Mandolin Teacher of the Year in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

I have been playing mandolin for the past 52 years and I've been teaching others to play mandolin for over 25 years. I've preformed in bluegrass bands in Colorado, North Carlina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York. I was a contributing writer for the now defunct  Mandolin Magazine, and in 2002 I was the founder of the modern day Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra. During all this time I have made it a priority to take mandolin lessons and workshops from the top players in the world and share what I have learned when I teach others to play mandolin. I teach by ear and specialize in bluegrass music.

To hear an example of my mandolin playing check out my new CD  Sunset on Meriden Hill an all instrumental recording of some of my favorite tunes to play on the mandolin. 

I excel at helping students master fundamentals, giving them the confidence to enjoy a broad range of musical experiences. I teach all styles of mandolin from bluegrass to ethnic and everything in between. I can help beginners get started and show experienced players how to fine tune their sound. 

In addition to teaching private lessons on Lessonface, Alan offers a self-paced video course for beginners called "So You Want to Play the Mandolin.

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