Alan Valladares is currently studying classical guitar performance udner Dr. Albert Kunze at New World School of the Arts, College Division. His passion for music began over a decade ago, when his father first exposed him to the music of Paco de Lucia. In 2004, Alan started taking private Flamenco guitar lessons with Professor Rodrigo Jimenez. By the age of 17, Alan started to take private classical guitar lessons with Dr. Federico Bonacossa.
Alan currently teachers at Ovation Academy in Palm Beach. He also teaches an after school program at Young Men's Prepatory Academy, in Wynwood, Miami. Alan enjoys his work with children and together with Sammy Gonzalez, founder of Young Musicians Inc., promote Classical Guitar Music and musicianship to local youths.
Recently, Alan has been expressing his love for music through musical composition, and tonight, after our intermission, CMN has the pleasure of premiering one of his works.